FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT (FBN)
The State of California says fictitious business name statements are necessary because the public reserves the right to know with whom they are doing business.
WHAT IS AN FBN STATEMENT?
For an individual, it is a name that does not include the surname of the individual or a name that suggests the existence of additional owners.
For partnerships, it is a name that does not include the surname of any general partner or suggests the existence of additional owners.
For a corporation, it is a name not stated in the Articles of Incorporation.
Refer to the Orange County Clerk’s office and website for more information on fictitious business name filing.
Orange County Clerk’s Office
601 N. Ross Street,
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Link: Orange County Clerk’s Office Website
The requirement to obtain a seller's permit applies to individuals as well as corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Both wholesalers and retailers must apply for a permit.
View the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for more information on sellers permits.
CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE
The Secretary of State’s office is comprised of nearly 500 people who are dedicated to making government more transparent and accessible in the areas of elections, business, political campaigning, legislative advocacy, and historical treasures.
Phone: (916) 653-6814
Internal Revenue Service
The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators. The mission of the IRS is to provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.
Link: IRS Website
TUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The goal of the Chamber of Commerce is to preserve the free enterprise system; to preserve and expand the potential of all business and professional enterprises; and to promote the civic, cultural and social well-being of the City of Tustin and the surrounding community.
Phone: (714) 544-5341
COMPLYING WITH REGULATIONS
In addition to the business license, a business must also comply with all City Zoning and Building regulations.
ADDITIONAL CITY CONTACT INFORMATION
Building Division Phone: 714-573-3131
Planning & Code Enforcement Division Phone: 714-573-3140
Business License Division Phone: 714-573-3144
Finance Cashier Phone: 714-573-3075
Finance Office Phone: 714-573-3060