The Department is discontinuing the PDF Upload “classic” method for online submission of creation documents. The Creation Wizard has half the rejections, decreasing turn-around times and giving filers the option to upload attachments to filings individually. Using the Creation Wizard also means no more downloading a document and saving it to your computer. For instructions on submitting documents online view the Online Business Options here.
Documents can be expedited whether they are submitted to the Business Registration Division online or in paper. Click the above link for more information.
Requalifications of foreign companies administratively revoked may apply for requalification. The turn around time is 3-5 business days.
Requalifications: Mail documents to Business Registration Division, PO Box 29622, Raleigh, NC 37626-0622. Please include a cover letter, certificate of authority, updated certificate of existence, one annual report and the appropriate filing fees for a certificate of authority and one annual report.
Reinstatements following administrative dissolution are on a 0-1 day examination turn-around time.
Administrative Reinstatements: Mail documents to Administrative Reinstatement, PO Box 29622, Raleigh, NC 27626-06222. Please include a cover letter, application for reinstatement, all required annual reports and appropriate filing fees for the application and each required annual report.
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 – 1-3 business days when sent to address on the Application
Annual Reports – 1-3 business days
All other documents – 5-7 business days
Why the Notice of Grounds?
Did you receive a Notice of Grounds for Administrative Dissolution/Revocation?
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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.
Annual Reports Fax919 814-5394
Notice of Grounds Mailingnotice@sosnc.gov
Service of Processsop@sosnc.gov
Mailing AddressPO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
Mailing Address for Regular Mail:NC Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622
Street Address for Overnight Mail:NC Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903