The Uptown San Diego Examiner provides the professional, reliable, and timely service you need and expect when placing legal notices. And we save you money too! We offer the fastest and most convenient legal notice filing service at the lowest price.
We are adjudicated as a newspaper of general circulation to publish all legal notices for both the City and County of San Diego. We publish twice a week (every Wednesday and Friday), which is a valuable benefit since other weekly newspapers’ strict weekly deadlines may force you to publish your notices in one of the high-priced dailies.
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 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.
You can come by our office with the original signed form, mail it to us, email it to us, or fax it to us (please include your contact information/phone number if mailing, or faxing)
Phone: (619) 955- 8960
Fax: (619) 955- 8962
Mailing and Building Address: Uptown Examiner, 3601 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
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.
We charge just $20 for up to four names on one form (additional names on one form are $2 each).
We also offer our convenient full service filing for Fictitious Business Names. Our full service option includes:
The flat fee for this service is a very reasonable $75 (plus $5 each for any additional DBA names if filing more than one).
To take advantage of our full service option, please download and complete the Fictitious Business Name Statement and Affidavit of Identity form from the county website. If you are mailing the form to us, please include a copy of your driver's license. For more information or if you have any questions, please call us at (619) 955-8960.
We accept cash, credit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express), check or money order. Please make checks payable to Uptown Examiner.
If you come to our office you can pay with cash, credit, check or money order.
If mailing, please send a check or money order, or indicate you will be paying by credit once we receive your papers.
If emailing, please call us after you email us with your credit card information. If faxing, please call us after you fax with your credit card information.
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 ($7.50 per inch x 6 inches x 3 insertions = $135.00).
The twice-a-week legally adjudicated Uptown San Diego Examiner is available by subscription by calling (619) 955-8960, for $35 annually inside San Diego County. Thank you for your business.