Renewal Information

A Fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it is filed in the County Clerk-Recorder's Office. You may renew your Fictitious Business Name in person at any of our offices or by mail.

You may renew a statement if the previous filing's information has not changed. Any changes to the way that the business is being conducted such as the physical address of business or registrant, business name, or registrant names will require a new filing and you will need to publish in the newspaper. The filing will be considered an original filing.

You are not required to publish a renewal statement as long as there are no changes in facts from the previous filing and the previous filing has not expired.

Please complete a Fictitious Business Name Statement/Renewal Application, before waiting in line. Forms are also available in our lobbies.

Fees and Return options

Order Type Fee Type Fee
Renewal Filing Fee 1 business name and 1 registrant $47.00
Additional Business Name Additional fee per each additional business name $5.00
Additional Registrant Additional fee per each additional registrant $5.00

If you are requesting the document through the mail you must also choose a return method:

Return Method Fee Type Fee
First Class Mail Handling Fee Per Order $2.00
Returned USPS Express Mail Per Order $23.50
Express Mail handling fee – If customer provides a pre-paid express mail envelope Per Order $5.00

We do not accept USPS first class stamped, self-addressed envelopes as a return option.

Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods:
Check / Money Order: Please make payable to "Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder"
Money Order: Please ensure that all information on the Money Order is completed.
Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover (American Express NOT accepted).
If sending the request by mail, please complete the Credit Card Authorization Form.
We also accept cash in person. Please Do Not send cash through the mail.