Registering an Assumed Business Name
The Register of Deeds office accepts registrations for business names. A Certificate of Assumed Name for sole proprietorships and partnerships may be filed for businesses operating within Orange County. Corporations or Limited Liability Companies must register their business names with the N.C. Secretary of State, Corporations Division.
Individuals wishing to change their names should contact the Orange County District Court.
ASSUMED BUSINESS NAMES IN NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF LAW CHANGE
Effective December 1, 2017
Please refer to the following new forms below for submitting, withdrawing or amending an Assumed Business Name Certificate after December 1, 2017. Also, please ensure that you read the Notice of Law Change before filing any of the forms below and keep in mind all prior assumed name documents will expire December 1, 2022.
. North Carolina Notice of Law Change
. Assumed Business Name Certificate
. Amendment of Assumed Business Name Certificate
. Withdrawal of Assumed Business Name Certificate