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Authentication Certificate Turn-Around Times Due to resource shortages, effective February 1, 2024 we are revising the drop/off and pick up times for documents presented for Authentication as follows:
If you do not have an appointment the turn-around time is 30-45 business days.
If you have an appointment, turn around is as follows:
Up to 20 documents – 24 hours
20-35 documents – 74 hours
36+ documents – up to 21 days
There is no change for Funeral Home requests for authentication.
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Human Resources

What We Do

The N.C. Department of the Secretary of State is an Equal Opportunity employer and uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with qualified individuals. Applicants must document how they meet and/or exceed the minimum requirements and competencies for the position.

Contact Human Resources

Joseph M Marro

Human Resources Director
Phone # 919-814-5330
Fax # 919 814-5395
E-Mail: jmarro@sosnc.gov

Physical Address:

Human Resources Office
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903

Mailing Address:

Human Resources Office
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622
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