Before business entity (corporation, limited liability company, partnership) already formed or registered with State Corporation Commission conducts any business under an assumed or fictitious name (sometimes referred to as "trade name", "dba") in Loudoun County, Certificate of Assumed or Fictitious Name (CC-1050) must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court (Virginia Code § 59.1-69).
Individuals who are operating as sole proprietors are only required to register their Assumed or Fictitious Name Certificate with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Filing Process & Fees
Complete certificate form here. Public terminals are available to complete the form at the Clerk's Office. Form must list business entity legal name exactly as it is formed/registered with the State Corporation Commission. Instructions for completing certificate form are available here.
File Certificate with the Clerk's Office; directions on mailing in or filing in person outlined on the second page of certificate form form.
Fees: Filing fee is $10 (payable by check, cash or credit card). Certified copies are available for additional charge: $2.50 for 1-page certified document (add $.50 for each additional page).