Fictitious Business Name General Information

Effective January 1, 2014 anyone filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement in person at our counter must present a California driver's license, California identification card, or passport

Sacramento County Fictitious Business Name Statements are filed in the County's Business License Unit.
California State law (Business and Professions Code section 17910) requires that every person, partnership, corporation, or other association, who regularly transacts business in California for profit under a Fictitious Business Name, file a statement with the County in which the principal place of business is located. Part of the filing requirement is that the statement be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the County in which the business is located. ​