To File An Assumed Name

Business Names

New businesses are advised to file their name with the Register of Deeds Office. Business names are referred to as "assumed names." It is recommended that before filing you should perform a name search in our office to determine if the proposed business name has already been filed. This office cannot perform the name search for you, but will give you guidance in the name search process.

Name Filings

The Register of Deeds Office handles assumed name filings for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations doing business under assumed name.

You may obtain many of the necessary forms online by visiting Business Link of North Carolina.

These forms are filed at the County Register of Deeds Office where the business is conducted, see GS 66-68. You may want to search the North Carolina Secretary of State, Corporations Division for business name availability.