Assumed Names

Anyone conducting business in New Hanover County under a name other than the given name of the owner is required to give public notice by filing an Assumed Name with the Register of Deeds office. This document should be prepared by an attorney or the owner of the business. If you are wanting to prepare this document yourself we have forms located under the resources tab then click forms.  Please remember the Register of Deeds offer these as a courteously and not to be held accountable, you may also obtain forms by going to: NC Commerce Website

Before recording an Assumed Name, a search of the records should be performed to assure that name is not already in use. The Register of Deeds staff does not perform searches, but assist you in your search if requested.

If you have further questions about filing an Assumed Name please contact our office (910) 798-7711

320 Chestnut Street, Suite 120 • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4530 • Fax 910-798-7751
Satellite Office: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 185 • Wilmington, NC 28403