It is required by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS 602.010) that every person doing business in the state of Nevada under an assumed or fictitious name that is different from the legal name of each person who owns an interest in the business must file with the County Clerk of each county in which the business is being conducted a certificate containing the information required by the above Nevada Revised Statute. The filing of a fictitious firm name does not give exclusive rights to the use of that name. An FFN filing is also required by the Business License office before issuing a business license under a fictitious name. A person doing business in this state without complying with the requirements of this chapter or having falsely filed a certificate of termination is guilty of a misdemeanor (NRS 602.090). Each individual business name must have a separate filing. Multiple fictitious names cannot be included on a single certificate.
Where to File
Locations and hours of operation can be accessed here. You may also select the Contact Us tab to the left of this page located under Clerk.
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Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name Filing Packet
To file for a new fictitious firm name (DBA) or renew an existing name. The packet includes a completed Sample FFN Certificate of Business, helpful tips for correct completion of the certificate, Nevada Revised Statutes 602.017, and a blank Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name form. The form can be completed online and printed out. We do not offer online filing of these documents at this time. You must submit an original form with signatures which we will keep for our records. We cannot accept multiple forms with original signatures.
Name/Address Change to Certificate of Business
This form is used for an address change of the business or to change an existing owner's name (due to marriage, divorce, owner's legal name change). For a change to the owner's legal name, proof of name change is required. Do not use this form to change the name of the business.
Termination of Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name
To terminate an individual owner or an entire business. If you are changing the name of an existing FFN, file a Termination of Certificate for the old name. Then, complete and file a Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm name for the new name.
Clark County Code 7.24 requires that fictitious firm names be renewed five years from the date of filing. Reminder notices will be sent to the most recent mailing address on file with our office approximately 60 days prior to the expiration date.
A search of the records is advised prior to filing. Fictitious Name Search
Fictitious Firm Names are not exclusive.
Please see our Fees page for information on accepted forms of payment.
Note: NRS Chapter 19 requires that we charge fees for copies and a records search. A number of requests for copies of records are received through the mail, and frequently customers will pay more than what is required by statute. Overpayments of $10 or less will not be refunded by this office except upon specific request of the customer. Requests for refund of overpayment must be submitted in writing within 60 days of receipt date and include the receipt number.
Clark County Clerk's Office
Las Vegas, NV 89155-1604
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Clark County Clerk's Office
Regional Justice Center, 5th Fl.
200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101