Registering a Trade Name

Instructions to Register A Trade Name


Complete the appropriate form. This form can also be obtained in our office.  The cost for recording is $10.00 (cash, check or money order). If a certified copy is needed there will be an additional charge of $2.50.  


Have all signatures notarized or signed in Clerks presence. The Fictitious Trade Name certificate must be signed by the owner(s) of the business before a Notary Public or Deputy Clerk. A certificate for registration of a partnership must be signed by all partners. Businesses registered with the State Corporation Commission must be signed by an officer of the Corporation, General Partnership, Limited Partnership, or Limited Liability Company.

 Additional Information

If you have any questions call the Circuit Court Clerk's office at 540-775-3322.