Fictitious Business Names

Every person who regularly transacts business in Yolo County for profit, under a fictitious business name is required to file a FBN Statement, no later than forty (40) days from business commencement.

Fictitious business names are filed with the clerk of the county where the principal place of business is located. Registrant may file additional statements in other counties if they choose.

It is the responsibility of every person to conduct a search of the index to assure the availability of the FBN in this county. You may search the FBN index online for your convenience or view the official FBN Index in the Yolo County Clerk/Recorder office.

Registrants must re-file every (5) years, paying the current fees, even if there are no changes to the FBN Statement. You are not required to republish a renewal if the information remains the same.

FBN Forms & Fees: Fee
First Business Name and One Person $55.00
RENEWAL Fictitious Business Name and one person $55.00
Each Additional Business Name and/or Person $8.00
Withdrawal of a Partner $55.00
Abandonment $55.00
In Lieu of Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) $1.00
FBN Search Fee (Per Name) $5.00

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In the ongoing effort to maintain costs and services, the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder asks that all document requests to be mailed to the customer include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). In lieu of the SASE the customer may elect to pay $1.00 for return postage which will be added to the document fee total.

Please Note

The Yolo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office serves only as a depository of the names filed in Yolo County and does not accept any responsibility for any omissions, similarities, or duplications among FBNs on file. Each California county maintains an index for their county. You may contact each county for an in depth search.

Other departments you may wish to contact:

Internal Revenue Service 4330 Watt Avenue Sacramento, CA 95821 916-974-5225 M-F 8:30-4:30

California State Franchise Tax Board 3321 Power Inn Road Suite 250 Sacramento, CA 95826 916-845-6500 M-F 8:00-5:00

State Board Of Equalization 3321 Power Inn Road Suite 210 Sacramento, CA 95826 916-227-6700