Forms & Fees


Forms that can be used to register a business name are available at the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at 550 Boulevard. Although use of the forms is optional, business owners preparing their own document must ensure that they provide all information required by Virginia law. Forms must be signed by the appropriate parties in the presence of a Notary Public or a Deputy Clerk. Please note that forms that are not properly executed and acknowledged cannot be recorded.

Available Forms

Forms available in our office:
  • Certificate of Amendment
  • Certificate of Assumed Name - Co-Partners
  • Certificate of Assumed Name - Corporation
  • Certificate of Assumed Name - LLC
  • Certificate of Dissolution of a Business Name
  • Certificate of Sole Ownership of a Business


The filing fee for the fictitious name certificate is $10. Certified copies of the recorded certificate can be provided for an additional $2.50 per copy and 50 cents for each additional page if the document is more than one page in length. Payment may be made by cash, check, or money order payable to the Circuit Court Clerk. Debit and credit cards are not accepted.