Fictitious Name Certificates


The forms necessary to register a fictitious (assumed) name may be obtained from the Circuit Court Clerk's office (Certificate of Assumed or Ficticious Name (PDF)), the Commissioner of the Revenue's office or the Supreme Court of Virginia's website forms page.


Complete the necessary forms and have all signatures acknowledged by a Notary Public or Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court. Include $10 for the filing fee and $2.50 for a certified copy of the form to be returned to you if needed to send to the State Corporation Commission. Additional copies are $0.50 for each page and $2 per document for certification. If you are mailing the form, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Payment may be made by cash or check.

Public Information

Fictitious name documents for businesses in Roanoke County are fully searchable in the public records room of the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court on the second floor of the Roanoke County Courthouse.