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Assumed Business Names


The Clay County Register of Deeds office announces that, effective December 1, 2017, there is a new form for a certificate of assumed business name. According to the North Carolina Secretary of State's Office, the new blank forms may be downloaded from Business Link North Carolina ( under the Business Forms link. The easiest way to tell if you have the correct (new) form is that the new form does not have a section that needs to be notarized (the old form does).

Any questions about the new forms or new requirements should be directed to the North Carolina Secretary of State's Office as they are the agency that requested these changes. The office can be reached at 919-814-5400.


Your completed forms can be recorded at the Clay County Register of Deeds' Office Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to

4:30 pm.


The cost is $26.00.

Accepted payment methods include cash, debit card or credit card.

Assumed Name Forms

If you need a specific form other than the ones listed above you can check out Secretary of State website.

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