Process Changes Due to COVID-19
Your Dream Is Our Dream
We believe in North Carolina's economy, an informed citizenry, and your dream to create a business. The Business Registration Division will help you realize your dreams by providing the information and tools to register your business and stay compliant with the State of North Carolina.
Reinstatements and Requalifications following administrative dissolution/revocation can be expedited electronically through email. Instructions for this temporary procedure must be followed and are linked below.
Instructions for Expediting Reinstatement and Requalification Filings
Turn-around times begin when the document is received and ends when processing is completed and placed in the mail or emailed to the filer.
Reinstatements – 5 business days when sent to address on the Application
Annual Reports – 60 business days
All other documents – 10-12 business days
Why the Notice of Grounds?
Did you receive a Notice of Grounds for Administrative Dissolution/Revocation?
Click here to find out why.
What We Do
The duty of the Secretary of State is to ensure uniform compliance with the statutes governing the creation of business entities, record the information required to be kept as a public record, and provide that information to the public. The Business Registration Division acts in an administrative capacity only and cannot give legal advice.