Before business entity (corporation, limited liability company, partnership) already formed or registered with State Corporation Commission conducts any business under an assumed or fictitious name (sometimes referred to as "trade name", "dba") in Loudoun County, Certificate of Assumed or Fictitious Name (CC-1050) must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court (Virginia Code § 59.1-69).
Individuals who are operating as sole proprietors are only required to register their Assumed or Fictitious Name Certificate with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Complete certificate form here. Public terminals are available to complete the form at the Clerk's Office. Form must list business entity legal name exactly as it is formed/registered with the State Corporation Commission. Instructions for completing certificate form are available here.
File Certificate with the Clerk's Office; directions on mailing in or filing in person outlined on the second page of certificate form form.
File certified copy obtained from the Clerk's Office with the State Corporation Commission. More information available on their website.
Information regarding business entities and types for the Commonwealth of Virginia can be viewed on the State Corporation Commission website.