It is required by law in the state of Nevada that every person doing business in this state under an assumed or fictitious name, that does not show the real name of each person who owns an interest in the business, must file a fictitious firm name (FFN) certificate with the County Clerk of each county in which the business is being conducted.
An FFN is required to be filed before a business license can be issued. A person doing business in this state without complying with the legal requirements or having falsely filed an FFN certificate of termination is guilty of a misdemeanor.
PLEASE NOTE: The filing of a certificate for an assumed or fictitious name does not give exclusive rights to the use of that name.
Where to File
To file for a new fictitious firm name (dba) or 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 an original form with signatures which we will keep for our records. Please note:
- 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.
- You can use an online electronic notary service for your form so long as the physical documents and payment are sent to our office. The form must clearly contain the notary's seal, name and other required information where applicable on the form. If the electronic notary is not commissioned in Nevada, additional information must be provided on how we can verify the notarization; examples include a copy of the transaction log, link to the official audio/video session, a document providing instructions for online verification with the vendor, etc.
- If a non-Nevada jurat is used for the notarization page in place of the section on our form, it must specify the type of document being notarized or it will be rejected.
Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name - Complete this form to file a Fictitious Firm Name. All legal entities must be registered with the Nevada Secretary of State and have an active status.
Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name - Series LLC - Used for Series LLCs, which must be registered with the Nevada Secretary of State as a Series.
Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name - Address Change - Used to change the mailing address or business address.
Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name - Termination - 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 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 sixty days prior to the expiration date.
A search of the records is advised prior to filing. Fictitious Name Search as fictitious firm names are not exclusive.
Please see our Fees page for information on accepted forms of payment.
Note: State law 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 sixty days of receipt date and include the receipt number. If submitted by mail, enclose a return self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment and completed form so that we can mail your receipt and copies to you.
Clark County Clerk's Office
Las Vegas, NV 89155-1604
For shipping services other than USPS mail:
Clark County Marriage License Bureau
201 E. Clark Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101