Fictitious Business Name Statements are public record.
Researching: To aid in researching Fictitious Business Names, the Clerk-Recorder’s Office Business Division maintains indexes on computers, microfiche, and on-line for public research. Indexes may be searched by business name or owner’s name. There is no cost to search the records by yourself. There is a fee per name if you wish to have the Clerk-Recorder's Office perform the search. Check Fees/Quick Reference for current rates.
Note that if you are searching for an address for a business or an owner you must view the document image. The address is NOT available on the on-line index. To view a document image, you may come to our office and view the images on our public access computers. If you are unable to come to our office, you may purchase a copy by mail.
Purchasing. You may purchase copies of statements by mail or in person. Check Fees/Quick Reference for current rates. To purchase a copy, come to Clerk-Recorder's Business Division during business hours. To purchase a copy by mail, send the following:
a check or money order made payable to Clerk-Recorder's Office,
the filing number of the statement (shown as Certificate Number on the on-line search screen)
a self-addressed stamped envelope
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70 West Hedding Street
San Jose CA 95110