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Assumed Names
New businesses which are not incorporating may file a Notice of Doing Business Under an Assumed Name with the Register of Deeds.

Assumed Name forms for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations doing business under an assumed name may be accessed below. The filer is responsible for researching the name for availability in Lincoln County, but the Register of Deeds staff cannot perform this search.

Fee for recording an Assumed Name is the same as for other real estate documents: $26 for the first 15 pages and $4 for each additional page.

Additional information regarding assumed names may be obtained from the Business License Information Office, a division of the NC Department of Commerce. 

Small Business Department of Commerce:

Inside NC:  919-733-4151
Outside NC: 1-800-228-8443


The following forms may be downloaded by clicking:

Certificate of Assumed Name for Sole Proprietorship or Partnership
Certificate of Assumed Name for a Limited Liability Company(LLC)
Certificate of Assumed Name for a Corporation
Certificate of Transfer of Assumed Name
Certificate of Withdrawal of Assumed Name


*Forms must be completed in accordance with NCGS 161-14.*

For information on starting your own Business, contact the Small Business Center at Gaston College, phone number 704-922-6449.