DBA Filing

Do You Need to File and/or Publish a Fictitious Business Name Statement (DBA) in Los Angeles County?

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Van Nuys News Press Can Help….

Option 1: You Need to File AND Publish your Fictitious Business Name Statement (DBA)

We offer a FULL PACKAGE that includes the following:

  1. We file your DBA with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for you.  This means you do not need to wait in line at the county building.  You will receive your certified copy back by mail.
  2. We publish a legal notice for the required four consecutive weeks in the Weekly Valley Vantage newspaper.

    DBA Filing

    DBA Filing

  3. Upon completion of the four-week publication, we will file the proof of publication affidavit with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.  This completes the process, and your DBA will be valid for five years or until you make any changes.

What you need to do:

1.Search the business name you want to register to make sure it is available.  Click here to search the County’s database https: https://apps1.lavote.net/CLERK/FBN_Search.cfm

2. Download the application form package by clicking here: http://www.lavote.net/documents/application-for-fictitious-business-name-statement.pdf

3. Complete the Fictitious Business Name Statement application form (page 2 of the link) and sign it.  Make sure there are no crossings-out or white-outs on the application form.

4. Complete the Affidavit of Identity form (page 4 of the link) and have the affidavit notarized by a Notary Public.

5. Complete the bottom part only of the Authorized Agent form (page 5 of the link), underneath the black text reading “To Be Completed By the Registrant.” Do not complete the top part of this form.

If you have any questions about filling out the application form correctly, please email editor@vannuysnewspress.com or call (818) 707-2507.  We will be happy to assist you.

5. Mail the three signed, original forms to: Van Nuys News Press, P.O. Box 2444,Van Nuys,CA 91404.  Include a check payable to Van Nuys News Press for $100, plus $5 for each additional business name (after the first name) and each additional registered owner (after the first registered owner).  This fee covers the filing service, the filing fee and the four-week legal ad publication.

Option 2: You need to PUBLISH your Fictitious Business Name Statement (DBA)

We offer a PUBLICATION ONLY service that includes the following:

  1. We publish a legal notice for the required four consecutive weeks in the Weekly Valley Vantage newspaper.
  2. Upon completion of the four-week publication, we will file the proof of publication affidavit with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.  This completes the process, and your DBA will be valid for five years or until you make any changes.

What you need to do:

Send us a copy of your filed Fictitious Business Name Statement (DBA) – showing the file number, date and barcode at the top-right of the page — and payment of $50 using one of the following methods.

  1. Mail a copy of your filed DBA and a check for $50 payable to Van Nuys News Press to P.O. Box 2444,Van Nuys, CA 91404.
  2. Scan a copy of your filed DBA and email it to editor@vannuysnewspress.com, and then call (818) 707-2507 to make a payment with a credit or debit card. Alternatively, write your telephone number in the email and request a call back for payment upon receipt of your email.
  3. Fax a copy of your filed DBA to (818) 286-9579, and then call (818) 707-2507 to make a payment with a credit or debit card. Alternatively, write your telephone number on the fax and request a call-back for payment upon receipt of your fax.

Other Useful Links

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Fictitious Business Name General Information page:

http://www.lavote.net/home/county-clerk/fictitious-business-names/general-info

Search a business name in Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s database:

http://apps1.lavote.net/CLERK/FBN_Search.cfm

Links to application forms, instructions and example documents for a Fictitious Business Name Statement (DBA):

http://lavote.net/home/county-clerk/fictitious-business-names/filing/forms-and-document-examples

Download the application form and instructions for a Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name (requires publication):

http://lavote.net/documents/statement-of-abandonment-of-use-of-fictitious-business-name.pdf

Download the application form and instructions for a Withdrawal From Partnership Operating Under a Fictitious Business Name (requires publication):

http://lavote.net/documents/statement-of-withdrawal-from-partnership-operating-under-fictitious-business-name.pdf

 

As always, please consult a lawyer with any additional questions and see our Terms and Conditions.