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Filing InstructionsChapter 55D, Article 2

The provisions of Article 2 of Chapter 55D of the General Statutes apply to the submission of a State Franchise Cable Television Service document.

A document filed with the Secretary of State’s Office must be signed by an officer or general partner of the person submitting the document.

Required Documents to File a Notice of Franchise

You have to submit all of these things to us

  • A complete, legible Notice of Franchise Form
  • A paper map of the franchise service area
  • An electronic map of the franchise service area
  • The filing fee
  • Copies of everything in a-c.

Administrative Code Requirements

Title 18, Chapter 13 of the North Carolina Administrative Code applies to State Franchise Cable Television Service filings. Please click the link on the right to review the specific requirements for each submission.

Public Record

The filing is a public record as defined in G.S. 132-1.

The Secretary must post a document filed under this Article on the website or indicate on it’s the website that the document has been filed and is available for inspection.

Notice to Local Government and Existing Cable Providers

Within five (5) days after a person files a document with the Secretary of State, the person must send a copy of the document to any county or city included in the service area described in the document and to the registered agent of any cable service provider that is providing cable service under an existing agreement in the service area described in the document.

Submit Document Package to:

Telephone

919-814-5400

Mailing Address

NC Secretary of State
State Franchise for Cable
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622

Physical Address

NC Secretary of State
State Franchise for Cable
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903

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