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.
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.