Central DBA

Business Name Filings Made Simple


This online ordering system is only available for Los Angeles County Filings.
For all other counties, please call us at 800-550-5490 to process by phone.

To process your publication, please search for your record.

How to locate your filing number and filing date?

  • If you received a letter from our office, the filing number and filing date is printed on the envelope above your address. Click here for sample.

  • The filing number date is also located on the top right corner of your filed documents. The filing number is below the barcode. Click here for sample.

The total cost for legal publication in Los Angeles County is $40.00 plus $2.00 per additional business name or registrant for each filing number. Approximately $10.00 a week

Publication Only

If you have already filed your documents with the County Clerk you can use this system to process your mandatory four week legal publication (second step).

Some important facts regarding legal publication:

  • California law requires legal publications for the following legal documents (not intended to be a complete list):

    • New Fictitious Business Name Filing (DBA/FBN)
    • Amended Fictitious Business Name Filing (DBA/FBN)
    • Statement of Abandonment (Business Closure)
    • Withdrawal From Partnerships

  • California law requires you to publish these documents in a local court approved newspaper for 4 weeks (the second step after filing). All of our newspapers have been adjudicated to publish legal notices.

  • California law requires that you start the publication within 30 calendar days from your initial filing date. There are no extensions or exceptions.

  • All newspapers have print deadlines and different publication dates. This means that you must process the publication much earlier than your actual deadline. We recommend processing your publication at least 12 days before your deadline.

How it Works

Please process your publication using our simple to use online system. Once you complete your request, our office will review and queue your document for publication.

You will receive an email containing a copy of your publication. Afterwards, your document will be published for the required four weeks. Once complete, our office will file the Proof of Publication with the County Clerks office and email you a copy.

Why Choose Us?

At Central DBA we offer reliable legal publication services at the best prices. Beware of competitors who try to trick you with shady sale tactics (example: $25.00 per week; total of $100.00). Our total price is only $40.00 plus the additional $2.00 name/registrant fee (approximately $10.00 a week).

If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 800-550-5490. Unlike some other competitors, we offer live customer phone support.