Fictitious Name Filing in San Diego @ Uptown San Diego Examiner

ficticious business filing in san diego
Legal Notice Representative: Kevin Specht - Telephone: (619) 955-8960

San DIego Fictitious Business Name Statements

San Diego Name Filing of

Fictitious Business Names

San Diego Filing of Abandonments

San Diego Filing of Withdrawals

San Diego Filing of Summonses

San Diego Filing of Citations

San Diego Filing of Orders to Show Cause (Name Changes)

San Diego Filing of Notices of Default

San Diego Filing of Probate Notices

San Diego Filing of Notices of Sale of Real Property

San Diego Filing of Dissolutions of Partnership

San Diego Filing of Bulk Sales

San Diego Filing of Notices of Annual Report
























































































Fictitious Name Filing in San Diego
File your DBA


"Doing Business As"

It's the Law: Any business or corporation using a name other than its own personal first and last name, or a corporate / LLC legal name is required to obtain a DBA business name certificate.

For example, if your name is Joe Schmo and you do business as "Joe Schmo," you don't need to get a DBA. However, if your name is Joe Schmo and you do business as "Superstar Store ,"  then you need a DBA for that assumed name. You will also need this "DBA" to open a bank account. It shows the bank that you have indeed filed the appropriate papers. It is illegal to use a fictitious business name without registering it first.
How To Publish A Fictitious Business
Name Statement And Other Legal Notices

The Uptown San Diego Examiner  provides the professional, reliable, timely service you need and expect when placing legal notices. And it saves you money too — only $15 for a Fictitious Business Name Statement published once a week for four weeks. That price includes proof of publication filed with the County Recorder and a copy mailed to you.

If you want us to handle everything, including the initial filing, we can do that too, for $70 per statement (additional names on the same statement are $5 each), which even includes the county’s filing fees.

The Uptown San Diego Uptown Examiner is adjudicated as a newspaper of general circulation to publish all legal notices for both the City and County of San Diego.

While Fictitious Business Names are the most common legal notice, we also publish:

  • Abandonments

  • Withdrawals

  • Summons

  • Citations

  • Orders to Show Cause (Name Changes)

  • Notices of Default

  • Probate Notices

  • Notices of Sale of Real Property

  • Dissolutions of Partnership

  • Bulk Sales

  • Notices of Annual Report

The Uptown San Diego Examiner publishes twice a week, every Wednesday and Friday. That frequency could be valuable to you when other weekly newspapers’ deadlines force you to publish your notices in one of the high-priced dailies. Our prices are reasonable.

How To Reach Us

Legal Notice Representative: Kevin Specht
Telephone: (619) 955-8960
Fax: (619) 955-8962
Mailing Address:

3930 Oregon Street Ste. 110 San Diego CA 92104


Office Address: 3930 Oregon St. Suite 110 San Diego, CA 92104

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday,
Wednesday- 10:30a.m.  to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday- 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday- 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Deadlines: 11 a.m. Monday for Wednesday edition; 11 a.m. Wednesday for Friday edition (deadlines are two days earlier on weeks containing legal holidays)


How To Use Us

After you have filed with the County Recorder, all we need is a copy of your statement.

We can only publish Fictitious Business Name Statements that have been filed, stamped and certified by the County Recorder within the last 30 days. We cannot publish statements we receive 30 days after the initial filing.

You can mail your statement to us for publishing at Uptown Examiner 3930 Oregon Street Ste. 110, San Diego CA 92104
with a check or money order for $15 for up to four names on one form (additional names on one form are $2 each).



You can also fax your statement to us at (619) 955-8962 or email  and pay by Visa, MasterCard , Discover or American Express.  Then call Kevin @ (619) 955- 8960 with your credit card information.


We also offer our full filing service for Fictitious Business Names: filing the initial statement with the County Recorder for you, as well as fulfilling the required publication of the statement and filing proof of publication with the County Recorder. The flat fee is $70, which includes the initial filing of one Fictitious Business Name (additional names on the same statement are $5 each).

Filling forms are available in our office or online

Go to the County Recorders website:

San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk

Step 1: Fictitious Names

Step 2 : Search on Line

Check to see if the FBN that you want is still available.

Step 3 : File by mail

 Step 4 : Fill out the form with your information. Once the form has been filled out, print it out then sign the form. Mail that original signed form with contact information (ie… phone numbers) to:Uptown Examiner 3930 Oregon Street Ste. 110, San Diego CA 92104




Notices Published Four Times

  • Fictitious Business Name
    $15 money order or check; $15 credit card
    (Maximum of 4 names; add $2 for each additional name)
  • Abandonment of Fictitious Business Name $15
  • Withdrawal from Partnership $15
  • Summons $80
  • Order to Show Cause (Name Change) $65

Notices Published Three Times

  • Notice of Petition to Administer Estate (Probate Notice) $85
    (First publication 15 days minimum before hearing)
  • Notice to Creditors $85
  • Sale of Real Property (Open Rate)
  • Trustee’s Sales (Open Rate)

(You’ll find our open rate of $7.50 per column inch for Trustee Sales and Notices of Default is well below what you likely would have to pay elsewhere. That means a six-inch legal notice published three times will run only $135.00

($7.50 per inch x 6 inches x 3 insertions = $135.00)

Notices Published Two Times

  • Notice of Sales of Personal Property (Open Rate)

Notices Published One Time

  • Dissolution of Partnership $25
    (Maximum of 2 names; add $2 for each additional name)
  • Notice of Bulk Transfer $60
  • Notice of Availability of Annual Report $20

The rates listed here apply to legal advertising only. Legal advertising rates are non-commissionable. Payment with copy is required unless credit has been established. Rates subject to change without notice. Legal notices are not accepted by telephone.


To Subscribe

The twice-a-week legally adjudicated San Diego Metropolitan Uptown Examiner, are available by subscription by calling (619) 955-8960, for $35 annually inside San Diego County.


Thank you for your business.

We eagerly await the opportunity to begin providing you with the fastest service at the lowest price.

Remember, it is absolutely madatory to file a Fictitious Business
Name Statement in San Diego county when you start a new business.