The Register of Deeds handles filings for sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations (doing business under an assumed name), 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.
 Deed Certificate
Note: The Wake County Register of Deeds Office is only a recording agency. You may need to consult with an attorney for legal advice for questions that pertain to registering your business name. If you have any questions please contact the Information Center at 919-856-5476 or