Any person or entity who regularly transacts business, under a fictitious name, in the County of Calaveras is required to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement with the Clerk-Recorder within 40 days of first transacting business. The filing is for consumer protection and is a requirement under law (B&P Code § 17900-17930).
A Fictitious Business Name is a name that does not include the surname of an individual owner. If a corporation or LLC is not using the same name as registered with the California Secretary of State, then the name is fictitious (B&P Code § 17900).
A Fictitious Business Name Statement is a public record and is open for public review. Be certain the information in the statement is correct and complete before filing it. PLEASE NOTE: All information on a Fictitious Business Name Statement, including the residence address, will be published in a local, adjudicated newspaper.
After filing, you will receive a certified copy of the statement along with publication instructions.