Just the FAQs


Why do I need to file my business name?

Because state law requires it. You also need a legal record to prevent somebody else stealing your company name. You will also find it impossible to open a business bank account, or get a business license, without filing.

Why do I need to publish?
Again, because state law requires that you notify the general public that you are operating under a Fictitious Business Name. Here is an extract from the County Recorder’s Website of the relevant State Law:
“Prior to opening a business, a business name must be selected that is not already in use and then registered. Business and Professional Code 17918 specifies “No person transacting business under a fictitious business name contrary to the provisions of this chapter, or his assignee, may maintain any action upon or on account of any contract made, or transaction had, in the fictitious business name in any court of this state until the fictitious business name statement has been executed, filed, and published as required by this chapter. For the purposes of this section, the failure to comply with subdivision (b) of Section 17917 does not constitute transacting business contrary to the provisions of this chapter.”

“The fee is $26.00 for the first Fictitious Business Name and one (1) registrant and $5.00 for each additional name.”

“State law requires that within 30 days the registrant must publish a statement in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the principal place of business is located.”

What if I forget to publish within the required 30 days?
You will need to re-file – and pay the county all over again.

Do I need to renew?
Yes, every five years after your first filing date.

Why should I use your service?
Because we are cheapest and most reliable service. Some solicitors at the County Recorder office will ask for over $100 to publish! That’s more than THREE TIMES what we charge. Why do some people pay that? Because they don’t know about $27dba!

What do I get for my money?
We publish your ad for the required four weeks. We publish every Thursday. The day your ad first appears we send you a copy of the newspaper containing your ad. After four weeks we file a proof of publication affidavit with the County. The County then makes a certified copy which they then mail back to you. That’s all there is to it!

Do you guarantee your service?
Absolutely. Here at $27dba we have a very simple business philosophy. Give the customer the best service. At the right price. That means we will file and/or publish your fictitious business name in a timely manner; provide you with a proof copy of the newspaper as soon as it runs and provide you with a proof of publication affidavit after the required four weeks. We will answer your questions promptly, provide great service and do it all for less money than anyone else.

If you are not completely satisfied with our service call us and we’ll make it right, either with a full refund of our publishing fee or by re-publishing at no extra cost.

Find out why our repeat clients include large accounting firms, business attorneys and many local corporations. Forget the other guys. File and publish with $27dba. You’ll never believe filing and publishing could be so painless, quick and cheap.

Okay, I’m sold. What do I do next?
If you’ve already filed your paperwork please email it to editor@british-weekly.com or text it to (310) 452-2621. To  pay, either click the ‘Pay Now With Paypal’ option at the top of the page, OR call us with your card number at (310) 452 2621 OR (562) 682-3303 or send a check for $27 with a copy of your paperwork to: British Weekly, 171 Pier Ave. Ste. 121, Santa Monica CA 90405. Please Include your contact email and telephone number.

I need my paperwork to be filed and published, where do I start?

Please visit the HOW DO I FILE AND PUBLISH page listed in the menu above.