Fictitious Business Names and Affidavit of Identity Forms
Applying In Person or by Mail

Overview

Affidavit of Identity Form Requirement (AB 1325) 

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 1325, effective January 1, 2014, the San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s Office requires a completed Affidavit of Identity form to accompany any Fictitious Business Name (FBN) Statement (Original, Refile and New).

The link at the bottom opens a PDF containing the Fictitious Business Statement form, the Affidavit of Interest form and the Authorized Agent form.

IN PERSON:

Registrants are required to fill out the Fictitious Business Name Statement form  and show a government-issued identification in order to verify they are the authorized signer. Any filings submitted by a Third Party/Agent/Courier will require a completed Affidavit of Identity form signed by the Registrant and acknowledged by a notary, as well as authorized agent form completed and identification presented.

The registrant (LLP, LP, LLC, Corp. Non-Profit, Inc. and Foreign Association) must also submit a Certificate of Status issued by the Secretary of State indicating the current existence and good standing of the business entity [Business and Professions Code Section 17913(f)].

BY MAIL:

Business owners are required to fill out the entire Affidavit of Identity form and have the bottom portion acknowledged by a notary and mailed in along with the completed and signed Fictitious Business Name (FBN) statement and payment in the form of a personal or cashier’s check or money order.

The registrant (LLP, LP, LLC, Corp. Non-Profit, Inc. and Foreign Association) must also submit a Certificate of Status issued by the Secretary of State indicating the current existence and good standing of that business entity [Business and Professions Code Section 17913(f)].

This requirement has been made in accordance with the legislative amendment of Business and Professions code sections 17913, 17916, 17922, 17923, 17927 and 17929.

By clicking here to access the Fictitious Business Statement and Affidavit of Identity forms, I am confirming that I have read and understood the requirements stated above.