Fictitious Names

Every person, corporation, firm and general partnership conducting, carrying on or transacting business in the State of Nevada under an assumed name or fictitious name or designation must file with the County Clerk of each county in which the business is being carried on, or is intended to be carried on, a Certificate of Business: Fictitious Firm Name in accordance with Chapter 602 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.

Fictitious Firm Name Form

Filing Instructions

The certificate must contain the following information:

  1. The name of the business
  2. The physical address of the business
  3. The type of business to be conducted
  4. The name(s) of the corporation or person(s) conducting the business and the 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 or carrying on such business. Signatures must be acknowledged before an officer authorized to do so (Notary Public).


Upon filing the certificate with the County Clerk, a filing fee of $20.00 is required and 2 copies included in fee.

If copies are needed, when provided by the Clerk, an additional $1.00 per page is required as per NRS 19.018. The original document is retained by the County Clerk.

If you wish to file a Fictitious Firm Name by mail, please send it, along with the filing fee to:

Lyon County Clerk/Treasurer
27 S. Main Street
Yerington, NV 89447