All businesses should file a Notice of Doing Business Under an Assumed Name with the Register of Deeds.
Assumed Name forms for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations doing business under an assumed name may be accessed below. The filer is welcome to perform a name search in the Register of Deeds office in order to verify that the business name is not already being used, but the Register of Deeds staff cannot perform this search.
Fee for recording an Assumed Name is the same as for other real estate documents: $26. We accept cash or checks only. No debit or credit cards accepted.
Companies doing business in NC are required to file a Notice of Doing Business Under an Assumed Name with Register of Deeds in each county they do business in.
Additional information regarding assumed names may be obtained from the Business Link North Carolina .
The following forms may be obtained from the Business Link North Carolina website:
Certificate of Assumed Name for Sole Proprietorship or Partnership
Certificate of Assumed Name for a Corporation
Certificate of Transfer of Assumed Name
Certificate of Withdrawal of Assumed Name
For more information on business forms, business license, tax IDs please contact the Business Link North Carolina at 1-800-228-8443 or 1-919-715-2864.
You may search corporation names on the Secretary of State's website by the link below.