Basic Steps for Starting a Business in Soledad
File a fictitious name statement and file your "doing business as" (DBA) name in a local newspaper.
- Prior to filling a fictitious name statement, it is recommended that you call the Monterey County Clerk's Office to certain your business name is not already in use.
County of Monterey Recorder-County Clerk
Monterey County Government Center Administration Building
168 West Alisal Street, 1st Floor, Salinas, CA 93901
Ph: (831) 755-5041
Fax: (831) 755-5064
To file a fictitious name statement, you must contact the local newspaper. The paper will file your DBA statement and publish your new business name.