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Certificate of Assumed or Fictitious Name Filings
Before a business entity (corporation, limited liability company, partnership) already formed or registered with State Corporation Commission conducts any business under an assumed or fictitious name (sometimes referred to as "trade name", "dba") in Loudoun County, a Certificate of Assumed or Fictitious Name (CC-1050), commonly called an FBN, must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court (VA Code § 59.1-69).

Individuals who are operating as sole proprietors are only required to register their Assumed or Fictitious Name Certificate with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Filing Process and Fees:
Step One: Complete the certificate form here (For best results, use Internet Explorer.) Public terminals are available to complete the form at the Clerk's Office. Form must list business entity legal name exactly as it is formed/registered with the State Corporation Commission. Instructions for completing certificate form are available here.

Step Two: File certificate with the Clerk's Office; directions on mailing in or filing in person outlined on the second page of certificate form form.
           
  • Fees: Filing fee is $10 (payable by check, cash or credit card). Certified copies are available for additional charge: $2.50 for 1-page certified document (add $.50 for each additional page).

Step Three: (corporation, limited liability company, and limited partnership only): File certified copy obtained from the Clerk's Office with the State Corporation Commission. More information available here.
                       

Business Entities and Types:
Information regarding business entities and types for the Commonwealth of Virginia can be viewed here.

Additional Resources:
Loudoun County Business Page
Business License Information (Commissioner of the Revenue)          
Business Assistance Team Page
 
Loudon County Chamber of Commerce
SCC Fictitious Business Name FAQ's
Loudoun Small Biz
                                   
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