Los Angeles County DBA Filing Requirements

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  • Individuals, partners, limited partners, general partners, corporations, LLCs, married couples, etc., doing business for profit under a fictitious name must file and publish DBA names and open a business bank account and obtained the appropriate licenses and federal EIN.
  • The statement must be filed in county of principal place of business and may also be filed in other counties as long as the requirements for filing in the county of principal place of business have been met.
  • Filed copy of 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 of filing - We do this for you and it is included with your DBA filing and publishing order (Click here).

Business and Professions Code ยง 17918 specifies "No person transacting business under a fictitious business name contrary to the provisions of this chapter, or his assignee, may maintain any action upon or on account of any contract made, or transaction had, in the fictitious business name in any court of this state until the fictitious business name statement has been executed, filed, and published as required by this chapter. For the purposes of this section, the failure to comply with subdivision (b) of Section 17917 does not constitute transacting business contrary to the provisions of this chapter." This office does not issue business licenses. To obtain a license, contact the City Hall in the city where the business will be conducted. (Or click here for a Los Angeles County City Hall Listing).

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