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What We Do

The Lobbying Compliance Division operates under Chapter 120C, Articles 2, 4, 6, and 8 of the North Carolina General Statutes to administer and to enforce the Lobbying Act.

Since 1933, the Department of the Secretary of State has regulated lobbying. The Department provides registrants the ability to register and to file reports electronically. This Division publishes a real time Directory of lobbyists, lobbyist principals, state agency liaisons, and local government liaisons. It also provides online access to all registrations and reports. The Division also examines reports to assure the complete and timely disclosure of reportable lobbying expenditures. It also provides a searchable database so that legislators, appointed officials, public, and the media can search to determine who is lobbying and the magnitude of the filers lobbying.

The lobbying registration fee is $250 for lobbyists and $250 for the principal, no matter the number of lobbyists that represent the principal. There is a $2.00 non refundable electronic fee.

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Telephone

919-814-5400

Mailing Address

Lobbying Compliance Division
Department of the Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622
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