Ficticious Business

Fictitious Business Name Filing

View the Orange County Clerk’s information for more information on fictitious business name filing.

FBN Statement

What is a fictitious business name?

 For an individual, it is a name that does not include the surname of the individual or a name that suggests the existence of additional owners.

  • For partnerships, it is a name that does not include the surname of any general partner or suggests the existence of additional owners.  
  • For a corporation, it is a name not stated in the Articles of Incorporation.

Orange County Clerk’s Office
601 N. Ross Street,
Santa Ana, CA 92701            
Phone: 714-834-2500            
Link: Orange County Clerk’s Office Website

The State of California says fictitious business statements are necessary because the public reserves the right to know with whom they are doing business.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators. The mission of the IRS is to provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all. 

Link: IRS Website