Friday, December 14, 2012

Set up DBA: Doing Business As in Los Angeles, CA

1. Name search. Pick a Unique Name this is to eliminate having same name as another business.  Internet, in person or by mail. Telephone searches are not allowed. The fee for each name in the search is $5, if conducting by mail. If conducting in person, go to room 2207, Registration fee covers two registrants under one business name. Each additional registrant or name is $4.

2. Main office or satellite office closest to you. View the Resource box below for the other addresses. The main office is in Norwalk, Calf. The hours are 8am to 5pm PST.
Fill out and sign the application. Submit with a first-time fee of $23 made out to "L.A. County Clerk." This application is valid for 5 years.
  • Publish an "APPLICATION FOR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT" within 30 days of filing for 4 consecutive weeks in an approved newspaper. This newspaper must be in the same county the business is going to be conducted in.
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    Renew every five years. This does not require publishing in a newspaper. The renewal fee is $18.

  • Send application and fee made out to "L.A. County Clerk" to:

  • Business Filing and Registration
  • P.O. Box 53592
  • Los Angeles, California 90053-0592.

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