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County Clerk

Mary B. Bedard, CPA

1115 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93313-4639

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Mon-Fri 661-868-3588


Transfer of FBN

If you are taking over a business that already exists and a current FBN statement is on file, the previous owner must file a STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT before, or at the same time you file your FBN. This allows the right to the business name to be transferred from the old owner to the new owner. The fee for a Statement of Abandonment is $18.00. This statement must also be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Kern County for four successive weeks within 30 days of the file date.