Assumed Name Registration

Assumed Name Registration

NC General Statute 66-68 requires that "before any person or partnership engages in business in any county in this State under an assumed name or under any designation, name or style other than the real name of the owner or owners thereof, before any limited partnership engaged in business in any county in this State other than under the name set out in the Certificate filed with the Office of the Secretary of State or before a corporation engages in business in any county other than under its corporate name, such person, partnership, limited partnership, or corporation must file in the office of the register of deeds of such county a certificate"

The Register of Deeds Office acts as a recording office only. North Carolina General Statutes specifically prohibit the Register of Deeds or the staff from practicing law. We are unable to supply legal forms, provide instructions on drafting or completing forms or answer questions regarding the legal consequences of instruments filed. We advise you to consult an attorney if you have any legal questions.

To help those filing a completed assumed name form, the land records vault contains indexes you may search to see if the name you are choosing is already being used. We cannot do the search for you, but staff can show you how to use the appropriate computers/books. You may also want to check with the NC Secretary of State Department in Raleigh to make sure the name is not already in use.

Select the form you need, print it out, fill it out and sign it in front of a notary public. You may mail or bring the document to our office for recording. The fee for recording an Assumed Name document is $26.

Documents are recorded Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Available Resources

Did you know that there are excellent mapping and identification resources readily available on the Internet?

Did you know that Cabarrus County has information available locally regarding Flood Insurance Rate Maps, rules for building in the floodplain and protecting property from flood damage?

Here are some local resources and where to find them:

  • Adopted FEMA FIRMs are available at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center (65 Church St. S., Concord) in the Planning and Development Department during normal business hours.
  • Publications related to flooding, construction and living near rivers, streams and floodplains are available at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center. The Cabarrus County Library Concord Branch also has materials available for check out.
  • FEMA elevation certificates for buildings constructed in the floodplain (in unincorporated Cabarrus County) are available in the Planning and Development Department for review during normal business hours.
  • The North Carolina Building Code,which regulates local construction, incorporates flood-resistant standards for residential and commercial development.  
  • Cabarrus County Planning and Zoning staff can assist you with property inquiries.
  • Cabarrus County Construction Standards staff can help you with questions about the building code and technical construction standards.

Additional tips and resources

Ways to stay informed about weather that may cause flooding: 

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