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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Effective October 4, 2016, all Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name forms must be notarized OR signed in person in front of a deputy clerk. If signing in person, you must show a valid government issued photo ID. All signatures must be verified.
To file for a new fictitious firm name (dba) ore renew an existing name, complete the form online and print it out. We do not offer online filing of these documents at this time. You must submit and original form with signatures which we will keep for our records.
Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name - Sole Proprietor or Individual
This form is used for someone filing as a sole proprietor or individual.
Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name - Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, and Trusts
This form is used for legal entities, partnerships, and trusts. All legal entities must be registered with the Nevada Secretary of State and have an active status.
Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name - Address Change
This form is used to change the mailing address or business address.
Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name - Termination
This form is used to terminate a fictitious firm name filing.
FFN General Information
Additional and helpful information when filing or terminating a fictitious firm 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