What’s a fictitious name statement?

If you use a business name other than your own legal name or initials, you must file a fictitious name statement with the County Clerk at:

  • San Bernardino County
    Auditor/Controller-Recorder Office
    222 W Hospitality Lane
    San Bernardino, CA 92415
  • Phone: 909-386-8970

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1. How do I know if my business is allowed where I want to locate it?
2. Am I required to have a business license?
3. What type of business entity should I have?
4. What’s a fictitious name statement?
5. Where can I obtain a seller’s permit (Retail Sales Tax Number)?
6. Where do I obtain a State Tax Identification Number?
7. Where can I obtain a Federal Tax Identification Number?
8. Where do I get my State Employer Identification Number?
9. What type of permits or licenses do I need to start my business?
10. I’m going to be serving food products. Do I need special approvals?
11. If I sell any alcoholic beverages, will I need any special approvals?