Fictitious or Assumed Name

Instructions to Register a Fictitious Trade Name

All new filings are done with the State Corporation Commission(SCC) and are no longer filed in the Clerk’s Office. 

Here is a link to more information with the SCC about Fictitious Names, 

Dissolution Applications

There are two types of dissolution of Fictitious Trade Name Applications:

  1. Dissolution of a business for an Individual or Partnership
  2. Dissolution of a Corporation, General Partnership, Limited Partnership, or Limited Liability Co.

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