Online Fictitious Business Name Renewal Portal

About Your Fictitious Business Name (“FBN”) Renewal

Under California Code, Business and Professions Code – § 17910, Every person who regularly transacts business in this state for profit under a fictitious business (“FBN”) name shall do all of the following:

(A) File a fictitious business name statement in accordance with this chapter not later than 40 days from the time the registrant commences to transact such business.

(B) File a new statement after any change in the facts, in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 17920.

(C) File a new statement when refiling a fictitious business name statement.

Per LA County, a fictitious business name statement expires every five years from the date filed with the County Clerk. If you continue doing business under your FBN, it must be renewed every five years from the date filed with the county clerk to avoid expiration.

Pursuant to Senate Bill 1467, a Notarized Affidavit of Identity form must accompany all Fictitious Business Name Statements (Original, Refile, and New)

If the registrant is a corporation, a limited liability company, a limited partnership, or a limited liability partnership, the County Clerk will require a print-out issued by the California Secretary of State indicating the current existence and good standing of that business entity, no other state evidence will be accepted.

Filed copy of the statement must be published once per week for four consecutive weeks in an adjudicated newspaper in Los Angeles County.
Publication must begin within 30 days after a fictitious business name statement has been filed, pursuant to Business & Professions Code 17917(a)

Steps To Renew Your FBN:

Step 1 – Complete the Online Prompts
By clicking the “Renew Online” button at the top of the page, follow the steps filling out the applicable fields with the required information. Upon completion, the information will be submitted to one of our dedicated team members, who will submit the renewal request to the Los Angeles County Clerk’s Office. Please note that certain entity structures require a Certificate of Good Standing from the California Secretary of State’s Office to submit the renewal request to the County Clerk’s Office. If that is the case for your entity, one of your team members will reach out requesting a copy, if you do not have one, we can request one for you at no additional charge.

Step 2 – Application Notarized
Once all the required information has been submitted to the County Clerk’s Office, one of your team members will email you the application to get notarized with a return label to send it back to our office.

Step 3 – Application Submission
Upon receiving the notarized application, one of our team members will hand-deliver the application to the County Clerk’s office.