The Register of Deeds handles filings for sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) doing business under an assumed name. You must first perform a name search to find out if the name you want is already in use. Use the below links to assist with your name search and to download any needed forms.

Note: The Wake County Register of Deeds Office is only a recording agency. You should consult with an attorney for legal advice for questions that pertain to the form of business structure that is best for you or registering your business name.

If you have any questions please contact the Information Center at 919-856-5476 or