Filing a Fictitious Business Name

You have a business idea. You need a name, and registration with Los Angeles County. Get started with The Malibu Times.

LA County information for filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement


State law requires that within 45 days of filing at the County, the registrant must publish a statement in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the principal place of business is located once a week for four successive weeks. You need to have a unique business name. Check HERE for available business names.


  • See the Los Angeles County website to file your FBN and info on county fees.
  • The Malibu Times charges a onetime fee of $75 to publish the Fictitious Business Name Statement for four weeks.