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.

Business Name Search Instructions Business Forms
Starting a Business in Wake County Listing of a Business Name Filing An Assumed Name (DBA) More Information
Recording Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Information Research:
8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.

Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury St., Suite 1700
Raleigh, NC 27601
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