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How to register a DBA in San Diego California?
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Posted On : Thu Aug 18th,2016

How to register a DBA in San Diego California?

Tips to Apply For a Fictitious Business Name Statement in California, San Diego County?


 Determine the Business Name to Register an Assumed Name in SanDiego County: The name you choose for your business is very important. If the name you choose is your own legal surname and a one-word description (such as "John Smith Roofing") then you are not required to register a fictitious business name. f you choose a name that does not meet these parameters (such as "JS Export Roofing") and your business is not registered with the state, then state law requires you to register a fictitious business name statement with the San Diego county. It does not protect your business name. Determine the Legal Structure of the Business to Apply for a DBA in San Diego County:Several legal structures exist in the state of California. Your choice of legal structure will affect your income tax and your personal liability. Most businesses start as a Sole proprietorship, General partnership, Limited Partnerships, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies.You are strongly advised to contact your own accountant or attorney for advice and choose the best business structure for your business. 


Filing Requirement to Register a Sole Proprietorship in San Diego County?


  • Check the name availability to ensure the name you are going to submit is available. You can send a request using free business name search online form.
  • Owner must sign (corporate officer if corporation; manager or officer if limited liability company; general partner if partnership; trustee if trust).
  • Street address of principal place of business and county must be listed (corporation/limited liability companies must include address as set out in its articles of incorporation on file with the Secretary of State and the state of incorporation/organization).
  • All owners and their residence addresses must be listed.
  • All applications must be signed and notarized by the owners.
  • Filed copy of statement must be published once per week for four consecutive weeks in an adjudicated newspaper in San Diego County (see list of General Circulation Newspapers online or at the County Clerk 's office).
  • Publication must begin within 30 days of filing.
  • County Clerks are responsible for determining the acceptability, not the legal sufficiency of all documents presented for filing.
  • Processing time-You can check the estimated time to file your dba license on site.
  • DBA in CA expires in five years from the date it was issued or filed with the county clerk's office. A renewal statement must be filed before expiration if you continue to use the DBA and none of the information in your original filing has changed. Renewal filings do not have to be published. Whenever the information in your originally filed fictitious business name statement changes, you must file a new statement. If you stop using your DBA before your fictitious business name statement expires, you are required to file a statement of abandonment for the DBA in the same manner you filed your original statement, including publication.



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