Fictitious Business Name

Information on Fictitious Business Name Statements

Fictitious Business Name (FBN) statements are filed with the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office
90 W. Hedding Street in San Jose, CA.


While we always file a Proof of Publication Affidavit with the county after a FBN completes publication, we no longer send complimentary copies of the Affidavit to the owner(s) of the business. We do, however, offer this service for a $5 fee, if you need it.


FILING your Fictitious Business Name Statement: $20.00 (in addition to the County Fee of $40.00).
PUBLISH your FBN: $30.00 Includes the filing of the Proof of Publication Affidavit.

LATE ENTRIES are accepted on the Monday and Tuesday leading up to the Wednesday publication date, but do require a late fee.  If we receive your Fictitious Business Name Statement and Payment by Monday, the late fee is $10.00, and if on Tuesday it is $20.00.

The Campbell Express will file your FBN for you and publish it in our adjudicated newspaper for the required four (4) publications.

The County Clerk Recorder charges $40.00 for filing (additional business names and more than two owner names are an additional $7.00 each). The Campbell Express charges $30.00 to publish it and $20.00 to file it on your behalf at the County office. (If you have additional business names and owners, we add $2.00 to the publication fee for each additional name).

If you wish us to file your FBN for you, you must have the County form, available at our office or online at After filing, we will send you the original with the County stamp.

If you have already filed your Fictitious Business Name statement, we will publish it for $30.00 for the required four (4) publications. (More than one business name or more than two owner names, add $2 each.)

PROOF OF PUBLICATION AFFIDAVIT: Upon completion of publishing your FBN, we will file the Proof of Publication Affidavit with the county. If you would like a copy of your Proof of Publication Affidavit, we charge a $5 fee to send it to you.

We are located at 334 E. Campbell Avenue (between Central and First St) in Historic Downtown Campbell. To publish your already filed FBN, you may bring it to our office, mail it with a check, cash or credit card information, email or fax us a copy and then call to give credit card information (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express).
Email address: [email protected]
Phone: (408) 374-9700.
Fax: (408) 374-0813.

Payment must be received prior to publication.
The cutoff for submitting Fictitious Business Names with payment on any given week is the previous Friday. Otherwise, late fees will be charged for Monday or Tuesday submissions.