Consumers should be wary of solicitations requesting fees ranging from $100 - $500 for services that are offered at our office for a substantially lower cost or at no charge.
Fictitious Business Names
Sonoma County business owners have received solicitations from a private company encouraging them to renew their Fictitious Business Name Statements for a fee of $150.00. Business owners can deal directly with the County Clerk’s Office when filing.
Customers have two options when filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement. With either option, the cost of filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement is $45.00 ($55.00 as of 7/1/19) for the first business name and the first owner name. Each additional name is $9.00. Forms are available in our office and online.
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Sonoma County residents have received solicitations from a private company encouraging them to obtain a certified copy of their property Grant Deed for a fee of $89.00.
Typically the Grant Deed is mailed to the new homeowner after the purchase is finalized. However, the public may request a certified copy for a nominal fee.
- Customers have the following options when requesting a copy of their Grant Deed:
- Online: Look up your property using the Sonoma County Document Records Search. The cost of downloading an official record is $4.00 per document. A certified copy can also be ordered for shipment. The cost for a certified copy is the same as an In Person transaction.
- Credit and debit cards are accepted, although a $2.00 convenience fee is charged per transaction
- In Person: The cost of an official record is $3.00 ($5.00 as of 7/1/19) per page - for a certified copy, the cost is an additional $3.00 ($4.00 as of 7/1/19) per document.
- Payment can be made by cash or check. Credit and debit cards are accepted, although a $2.50 convenience fee is charged with the usage of a card.
- By Mail: Look up your property using the Sonoma County Document Records Search to find out how many pages in your deed. For an official record, enclose $3.00 ($5.00 as of 7/1/19) for each page - for a certified copy, enclose an additional $3.00 ($4.00 as of 7/1/19) per document.
Mail your request to:
Attn: Copy Desk
585 Fiscal Drive Room 103 F
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Mail processing time is 2 - 3 weeks.
County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters
County Clerk-Recorder Office
585 Fiscal Drive
Clerk-Recorder accepts payments by cash, checks, credit or debit cards.
Fictitious Business Name Applications and Forms
Fictitious Business Name Statement Application
Fictitious Business Names Addendum Page
Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name
Fictitious Business Name Statement of Withdrawal From Partnership
Types of Business Ownership and Structure
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