Instructions for filing Certificate of Business — Fictitious Firm Name


Douglas County does not require a Business License. However, in accordance with Chapter 602 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, every person doing business in the State under an assumed or fictitious name that is in any way 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 of Business:  Fictitious Firm Name.

The certificate MUST be signed by an officer of the corporation or by each person interested in, or conducting or carrying on such business.  Signatures must be acknowledged before a Notary Public. Our offices do not provide notary service.

A filing fee of $25.00 is required.

If you should have any questions, please contact the Minden office at (775) 782-9014 or the Stateline office at (775) 586-7226.

If you wish to file, renew, or cancel by mail, please print the respective form below, sign in front of a notary, and send it, along with the $25.00 filing fee to:

PO BOX 218
Minden, NV 89423

FFN - Douglas County Certificate of Business (Fillable)

FFN - Douglas County Business Certificate Address Change (Fillable)

FFN - Douglas County Termination Certificate of Business (Fillable)

FFN - Certificate of Business – Authorized Series LLC- Do Not Use for Standard LLC


If you would like to file for, renew, or cancel a fictitious firm name in person, please fill out and print the appropriate form below. To book an appointment at either the County Clerk's Office in Minden, or the Tahoe General Services building in Stateline: