N.C.G.S § 66-71.4(a) requires that any person engaging in business in this State under an assumed business name, the person must file an assumed business name certificate in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which the person is or will be engaged in business. If the person is or will be engaged in business in multiple counties, filing is required in only one of those counties.
Register of Deeds Office Role
The Register of Deeds office cannot provide legal advice such as what structure your business should take, what forms may need to be filed or how to complete each form.
The filing fee for recording your Assumed Name Registration form is $26.00. Filings will be updated to a statewide database of assumed business name information, housed at the North Carolina Secretary of State's office.
Recording can be done in person by cash, check or credit card at both of our locations. At our main location, you can record your document between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm, and our satellite office hours between 2:00pm to 4:45 Monday through Friday, except holidays. To mail in your certificate make the fee payable to NHCROD, provide a self-addressed stamped envelope, and the completed form to: New Hanover County Register of Deeds, 320 Chestnut St., Suite 102.