You will need to contact the Franchise Tax Board.
- Business Property
- Change of Address
- Change of Ownership
- Document Recording
- Fictitious Business Name Info
- Manufactured Homes
- Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies
- Property Tax Appeals
- Proposition 13
- Real Property
- San Bernardino County Assessor Property Data Files
- Special Properties
- Tax Savings
- Watercraft & Aircraft
Resale license is obtained through the State Board of Equalization located in the City of Riverside.
If your business is located in an unincorporated area, then you will need to contact the Clerk of the Board.
No, business license/permit is obtained through City Hall where the business is located.
A search for a business name can be done through our website.
Yes, changes can be made to the filing such as business address, owner’s address or to add an additional owner(s) name(s). These changes are considered a new filing and the same requirements for publishing apply.
Your filing will expire 30 days from the date you filed and you will have to file again, and pay the fee/s.
Yes, as long as you bring in a complete application signed (original signature) by the owner/s.
An FBN statement can be filed in person or by mail by completing an application. An application can be obtained from our website.
All city names must be spelled out on the Fictitious Business Name Statement.
A post office box does not satisfy the requirement of “street address” or “residence address.”
In the case of a business owned by an individual, a “fictitious business name” is any name that does not include the last name (surname) of the owner, or which implies additional owners (such as “Company,” “and Company,” “and Sons,” “Associates,” etc.)
- “Joyce Smith Catering” is not a Fictitious Business Name.
- “Smith and Company Catering” is a Fictitious Business Name.
In the case of a corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership, a fictitious business name is any name other than the exact name that is on record with the Secretary of the State’s Office.
California law requires that FBN’s are filed at the County level; there is no State-wide registry or national registry.