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Rulemaking Interested Persons Mailing List

If you sign up for our Mailing List, you will receive emails from us when we:

  • Propose new rules.
  • Propose amendments to existing rules.
  • Propose repeal of existing rules.
  • Post classifications of rules during the every-10-years review of our existing rules.
  • We sometimes exceed the legal requirements for rulemaking and ask for ideas for rules related to laws we implement and enforce. So if you sign up, you will also get those emails.

You can sign up to receive all emails related to our rulemaking or you can pick the topic(s) for which you want to receive emails. Please note that this mailing list is a public record.

If you would like to be added to the Department's list of those interested in NC Secretary of State rulemaking, please do the following:

  1. Contact Ann B. Wall, General Counsel:

    Ann B. Wall
    General Counsel
    NC Department of the Secretary of State.
    generalcounsel@sosnc.gov
    P.O. Box 29622
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
    919-814-5400
    Or send an email to: rules@sosnc.gov
  2. Please put “Rulemaking List” in the subject line of your email or correspondence.
  3. Tell us whether you want to be notified of all of our rulemaking matters OR if you just want to be notified about rulemaking on specific topics.

    Our Rulemaking Topics:

    • Charitable Solicitation Licensing
    • Business Registration (formerly called Corporations) Rules
    • Electronic Commerce Rules
    • General Departmental and Administration Rules
    • Land Records Rules
    • Lobbying Rules
    • Notary Public and Electronic Notary Public Rules
    • Securities
    • State Franchise for Cable Television Service
    • Trademarks Rules
    • Uniform Athlete Agents Act Rules
    • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Rules

    Note: Emails related to our rulemaking will usually come from the following email address: rules@sosnc.gov

    Legal basis for the List: We maintain this list both because we want to share information with people interested in our work and because we are required to do so. The law requiring the list is G.S. § 150B-21.2(d):

    “An agency must maintain a mailing list of persons who have requested notice of rule making. When an agency publishes in the North Carolina Register a notice of text of a proposed rule, it must mail a copy of the notice or text to each person on the mailing list who has requested notice on the subject matter described in the notice or the rule affected. An agency may charge an annual fee to each person on the agency's mailing list to cover copying and mailing costs."

    NOTE: The Department of the Secretary of State does not presently charge an annual fee to be on the rulemaking list.

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