Filing a Fictitious Business Name in Orange County CA
DBA stands for "Doing Business As". A DBA is required if your business operates under a different name other than its legal name. It is important to have a DBA because your business can get a better recognition with a DBA, and everyone knows that name recognition is the key to success.
Where to file a Fictitious Business Name
Orange County Recorder/Clerk
12 Civic Center Plaza, Room 106
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Cost of a Fictitious Business Name
Fictitious Business Name Statement $23
additional Fictitious Business Name after first $7
additional registrants after two $7
Requirements to filing a Fictitious Business Name
Must be filed within 40 days from the time you commence business.
After filing, must be published in newspaper of general circulation in the county within 30 days after filing.
Must have affidavit of publication filed with county recorder/clerk within 30 days after last publication date.