Applicants filing for a fictitious business name in Los Angeles County can start the process online, according to the LA County Registrar.
Applicants can use an online form via the Internet to complete their application, but the county makes it clear that remaining steps need to be done in person.
"Once the application is completed and submitted online, the Registrant will be issued a confirmation number to take to any Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office to pay and complete the business filing process."
Once the fictitious business name statement, a dba, is filed in the primary county then the dba may be filed in additional counties.
The filing must take place within 40 days of starting a business and then publication must be within a month.
There is a $26.00 for the first time registrant for one business name. Renewals cost $ 26 for one business name and one registrant.
Visit the LA County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk website for full information and all requirements. There are examples of various types of filings like Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, and Trusts.
In the county, the latest census figures tallied in 2011 show 245,261 private nonfarm establishments with 849, 316 in California.