File by Newspaper
To save you a trip to the County Clerk's office, many newspapers in Riverside County will file your fictitious business name statement for you. Call your nearest adjudicated newspaper to find out if they offer this service. A listing of adjudicated newspapers serving Riverside County, including contact information, may be downloaded here.
Requirements for Affidavit of Identity
• Submission by Newspaper: Any filings submitted by a Third Party/Agent/Courier will require a completed Affidavit of Identity form signed by the Registrant and acknowledged by a notary, as well as page 2 of the Affidavit of Identity form completed and an identification presented.
If Filing as a Corporation, LLC or Limited Partnership
A registrant that is a corporation, limited liability company, or limited liability partnership, will require a completed Affidavit of Identity form signed by the Registrant and also must submit an original Certificate of Status issued by the Secretary of State certifying the current existence and good standing of that business entity. To obtain a current certificate of status from the California Secretary of State you may visit their website at http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/