Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder Seal with open book in front of water, hills and sun

County of Alameda
Office of Melissa Wilk, Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder

Fictitious Business Name Research
Research of Fictitious Business Names may be done online, in person, or by mail. The information at the Oakland office is updated daily. If you come in person and research the name yourself or if you do your research online, there is no fee.

  • Online
    No charge for searching the online index.

  • By Mail
    If you request the Oakland office to research the name for you, there is a $25.00 research fee per name, which includes a five (5) year search. You may pay by check (personal, company, bank, or cashiers), money order or traveler's checks. Out of country payments must be made in U.S. dollars. Credit cards are not accepted for mail orders.

    Mail requests should be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ensure a prompt response to your request. Mail your request to:

    Alameda County Clerk-Recorder's Office
    1106 Madison Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

  • In Person
    There is no charge to search the records yourself.
    Directions and Office Hours