South Carolina DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations
Business entities that plan to use a name other than their legal business name may need to register an assumed name. Assumed name registration can take place at the state, local, or state and local levels of government. State specific registration information is available below.
South Carolina General Business Licenses
South Carolina Assumed Name Certificate
Fictitious or Assumed Name
|Is registration mandatory?:|
Required only for limited partnerships that plan to use a name other than name shown on its certificate of registration.
|County Level Filing:|
Filing is not required at the county level.
|Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:|
Registration of an assumed name does not confer ownership rights and does not prevent another entity from using the same fictitious name.
Renewal of Fictitious or Assumed Name
By December 31 of the 5th full calendar year following the most recent date of registration.
SC Code § 33-42-45