Assumed Names/Starting a Business

 

General Information

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.

The filer is responsible for researching the name for availability in Guilford County. To obtain a Certificate of Assumed Name form, visit the Business Link NC website at http://www.blnc.gov. The form that you select must be completed in accordance with NCGS 161-14. Submit the completed form to the Register of Deeds office for recordation. The recording fee per NCGS 161-10 is $26.00 for the first 15 pages, $4.00 for each additional page thereafter.


Business Name Search

Useful Business Links

Starting A Business Greensboro Checklist http://greensborochamber.org/pdf/Fed%20Local%20State_Feb_07.pdf
GTCC www.gtcc.edu
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75230
City of Greensboro Business Privilege License http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=602
City of High Point Business Privilege License http://www.cityapplications.com/business-licenses/NC-North-Carolina/biz-HighPoint.html
Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce www.greensboro.org
Thrive NC http://www.thrivenc.com/smallbusiness/start-a-new-business
Business Link of North Carolina http://www.blnc.gov/
Greensboro Economic Development Alliance www.greensboroeda.com
Buzz High Point http://buzzhighpoint.com/

 

Property Records Industry Partners
High Point Area Builders http://www.highpointbuilders.com/
High Point Regional Association of Realtors http://www.hprar.org/
Greensboro Regional Realtors Association http://www.grra.org/
Government Partners
Guilford County Land Records Online Platform http://www.myguilford.com/rod/online-services-register-of-deeds/
Guilford County Tax Department http://www.myguilford.com/tax/
Guilford County http://www.myguilford.com/
City of Greensboro GIS http://images.greensboro-nc.gov/maingisviewer/
City of High Point GIS http://www.highpointnc.gov/gis/

 

 

Note: The North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State Corporations Division handles initial filings for corporations, limited partnerships and LLCs. Please visit the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State\’s website for more information or call 919-807-2225. The Corporate Division of the Office of North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State is located at 2 S. Salisbury St. at Salisbury and Morgan Streets Before filing (recording) the \’doing business as\’ (dba) or assumed name certificate, the business owner should perform a name search with both the Register of Deeds and the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State to determine whether the proposed business name has already been filed. It is the customer\’s responsibility to search our database before filing the document.  The Guilford County Register of Deeds Office is only a recording agency. You may need to consult with an attorney for legal advice for questions that pertains to registering your business name.