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Filing Process
Step One: Determine the legal structure for your business using the link below 
   
Step Two: Fill out the application for the legal structure you've chosen for your business here. Currently this link only works using Internet Explorer.

Submitting your application electronically
Customers that choose to submit their certificate electronically will need to use the Submit button at the bottom of the application, bring a valid photo identification and will sign the form in front of the Deputy Clerk.  In the case of partnerships, all partners listed on the certificate must appear together to sign the certificate. 

Mailing in your application
Customers that choose the mail-in option will need to use the Print button at the bottom of the application and have their signature notarized in front of a Notary Public prior to mailing.  In the case of partnerships, all partners listed on the certificate must appear and have their signature notarized in front of a Notary Public prior to mailing. Once completed and notarized, mail the certificate, payment (check or money order) and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your receipt to:

Clerk of Circuit Court
Attn: Business Names
P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, Virginia 20178

Fees
Certificate of Assumed or Fictitious Name filing fee is $10.00;
Cancellation of Certificate of Assumed or Fictitious Name filing fee is $10.00;
Copies are $.50 per page and additional $2 for each certified copy.

Certificate of Assumed or Fictitious Name filed at the local level does not have the same status as those filed with the State Corporation Commission.
You are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney concerning the protection of your business assumed or fictitious name.            

To avoid duplication of assumed or fictitious business name, it is recommended that the owner reviews the Business Name Index on the Public Access System in the Circuit Court Clerk’s office. 

Contact UsKevin Blatchley
Chief Deputy Business Services

Ph: 703-771-5647
Email: Public Services Division

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Physical Address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attn: Public Services
18 East Market St.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Mailing Address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attn: Public Services
P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, VA 20178

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