Assumed Names

Most Register of Deeds offices will have needed forms for filing of an Assumed Name. Once form is properly completed we will be glad to record with said recording fee noted below. We only handle the filing of such documents which consist of sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations doing business under an Assumed Name. North Carolina statutes state the one must file an Assumed Name prior to engaging business in any county within the State if such business is going to be conducted under an Assumed name. Below you will find ONLY a guideline - additional forms may be required.

  • Local Register of Deeds office - FORMS
  • NC Secretary of State - SOS in SECOND drop box pick ASSUMED BUSINESS NAME
  • North Carolina Business Service Center - BLNC
    (800)228-8443
  • CVCC Small Business Center
    (828)327-7000, ext. 4102 or 4117
  • Local library for access to internet (Library Main is located at 115 West C Street, Newton NC)
  • For a webinar on YouTube search WEBINAR – ASSUMED BUSINESS NAME ( https://youtu.be/b-bGbcIg7UQ )

If you are in the city limits check with the city or town for required filings

  • Newton - (828)695-4300
  • Hickory - (828)323-7581
  1. Each must meet the NC Standard Document Criteria NCGS §161-14.
  2. Fees
    1. $26 for first 15 pages
    2. $ 4 for each additional page