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San Luis Obispo County information for filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement


State law requires that within the next 40 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 San Luis Obispo County website to file your FBN and info on county fees.
  • There is a cost of $75 to publish the Fictitious Business Name Statement for four weeks in The Atascadero News or The Paso Robles Press. After that, we take care of providing proof of publication to the county.