N.C.G.S § 66-71.4(a) requires that any person engaging in business in this State under an assumed business name, the person must file an assumed business name certificate in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which the person is or will be engaged in business. If the person is or will be engaged in business in multiple counties, filing is required in only one of those counties.
Register of Deeds Office Role
The Register of Deeds office cannot provide legal advice such as what structure your business should take, what forms may need to be filed or how to complete each form.
The filing fee for recording your Assumed Name Registration form is $26.00. Filings will be updated to a statewide database of assumed business name information, housed at the North Carolina Secretary of State's office. To E-file your certificate following the link E-File my Assumed Business Name Certificate
If you have further questions about filing an Assumed Name please contact the Register of Deeds office at 910-798-7711.