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Stephanie Wellemeyer, Clerk

Clerk Office: Shannon Hagge, Deputy Clerk

108 E. Modoc Street,
Alturas, CA 96101

Office hours:
M-F 8:30am-5pm
We are closed for lunch from 12-1pm

Clerk: 530-233-6205 

Getting a marriage license is now easier than ever.  All you have to do is click on the link below. This will take you
to from there click on Modoc then on marriage license. Its that easy. 

Please note, it may take up to 2 hours for your information to show in our system after words you would simply come into our office for the official copy. The fee for a marriage license is $60.00.  Please have your drivers license with you when you come in.

Please note that if you wish to come into our office to purchase your marriage license, we require you to make an appointment with our staff. 

Appointment notice

Fictitious Business Application & Information

Business and Professions Code 17918 specifies "No person transacting business under a fictitious business name contrary to the provisions of this chapter, or his assignee, may maintain any action upon or on account of any contract made, or transaction had, in the fictitious business name in any court of this state until the fictitious business name statement has been executed, filed, and published as required by this chapter. For the purposes of this section, the failure to comply with subdivision (b) of Section 17917 does not constitute transacting business contrary to the provisions of this chapter.”


  • Persons doing business for profit under a fictitious name (does not include surname in company name)
  • Statement must be filed in county of principal place of business, and may also be filed in other counties as long as the requirements for filing in the county of principal place of business have been met


  • File within 40 days of business start date
  • Owner must sign (corporate officer if corporation; manager or officer if limited liability company; general partner if partnership; trustee if trust)
  • Street address of principal place of business and county must be listed (corporation/limited liability companies must include address as set out in its articles of incorporation on file with the Secretary of State and the state of incorporation/organization)
  • All owners and their residence addresses must be listed
  • Filed copy of statement must be published once per week for four consecutive weeks in an adjudicated newspaper in Modoc County
  • Publication must begin within 30 days of filing


A fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it is filed in the office of the County Clerk. A renewal of a fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to the date of expiration if you intend to continue doing business under that name and if there are no changes from the original. A renewal only requires completion of the application and a $20.00 fee and $5.00 for each additional business name/registrant. A renewal does not require publication.

Publication instructions

Fictitious Business Application

Abandonment of Fictitious Business Name

Online FBN index Search

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