Business Trade Name


Pursuant to § 59.1-70, effective January 1, 2020, assumed or fictitious name certificates will no longer be filed in the Clerk's Office. All certificates will be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Commission (State Corporation Commission)


 A Certificate of Release of a trade name that has been filed previously in the Clerk's Office will be recorded in the Clerk's Office where it was originally filed. 


Certificate of Release of Assumed of Fictitious Name on File in a Circuit Court

Form is available for completion on a public computer in the Clerk's Office Deed Room.


  • Form must be typed.
  • Signature(s) must be notarized or can be signed in person before a deputy clerk at the Clerk’s Office with a proper government issued photo ID. 
  • Filing Fee is $10. We accept cash, checks, money orders and credit cards. All credit card transactions will include a 4% surcharge. Checks can be made payable to Clerk of Court. 
  • Form can be filed in person at the Circuit Court Deed Room or mailed with payment and self-addressed stamped envelope to:
    Rockingham County Circuit Court
    Attn: Deed Room
    80 Court Square
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802