Instruction for Filing a Fictitious Firm Name Form

Certificate of Fictitious Firm

Every person doing business in this 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 containing the information required by Chapter 602 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. Download the Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name (PDF).

The certificate must contain the following information:

  • Name of the business
  • Address of the business
  • Type of business to be conducted
  • Nevada Business License number
  • Names(s) of the corporation or person(s) conducting the business
  • Address(es) of the corporation or person(s) conducting the business

The certificate must be signed by an officer of the corporation or by each person interested in, or conducting such business. Signatures must be acknowledged before a notary public.


Every change in the ownership or partners of a business under an assumed name requires a new certificate and must be filed with the clerk within one month.

The filing fee is $25. If you wish to file a fictitious firm name by mail, please send it and the filing fee to:
White Pine County Clerk
801 Clark Street
Suite 4
Ely, NV 89301

If you require a stamped copy, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.