Central DBA

Business Name Filings and Legal Publication 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 envelope sample.

  • The filing number and date is located on the top right corner of your filed Fictitious Business Name Statement (FBNs) form. Click here for FBNS 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

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 (final step to validate your DBA for 5 years). All of our newspapers have been adjudicated to publish legal notices.

  • California law requires that you start the publication within 45 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 with your publication by using our simple to use online system above. Once you complete your request, our office will review order 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 for each filing number (approximately $10.00 a week).

If you have questions, please feel free to call us and speak to one of our live customer service representatives at 800-550-5490.