Instructions for Withdrawal of ABN 10.03.17
Instructions for Withdrawal of an Assumed Business Name Certificate
You must file a withdrawal in the SAME COUNTY as the initial filing.
Item 1: Enter the assumed business name to which this withdrawal applies, as stated on the initial or
most recently amended assumed business name certificate.
Item 2: Enter a real name of the person or entity engaging in business under the assumed business
name as stated on the initial or most recently amended assumed business name certificate.
Item 3: Enter the current address of the person named in Item 2.
Item 4: Enter the book and page number of the initial filing to which the amendment applies. The book
and page will be stamped at the top of the initial certificate returned to you after recording.
Item 5: Enter the SOS ID number that was assigned by the Secretary of State. You can search for your
initial certificate containing your SOS ID number on the Secretary of State’s website at
Item 6: This is a required statement. No additional information needed.
Item 7: Choose the date that the withdrawal is to be effective. You may make the effective date the
date that the withdrawal certificate is filed OR an effective date in the future (effective dates may not be
Execution of Certificate: Enter the date that you signed the certificate. Certificates must be signed by a
person with the capacity listed below on behalf of the person(s) named in Item 2:
Sole proprietorship: must be signed by the individual; title as “sole proprietor” or “owner”.
General Partnership: must be signed by a general partner.
Limited partnership: must be signed by a general partner.
Corporation: must be signed by an officer of the corporation.
Limited Liability Company: must be signed by a manager, director or officer of the LLC.
Trust: must be signed by a trustee or other person authorized to act on behalf of the trust.
In the case of any other legal entity, the certificate must be signed in the name of the entity
by an individual authorized to act for the entity.
Please note that knowingly signing a certificate that is false in any material respect is a Class 1
misdemeanor. (See NCGS § 66-71.14)