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Lobbying

If you are experiencing difficulty filing your registrations or uploading your expense reports, we are available to help you, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact us at (919) 814-5270 or lobbyist@sosnc.gov.

In addition, some of you have expressed concern regarding the January 19th expense report deadline date because of the inclement weather that happened during the filing period. Please know that we will not be sending out late notices for the fourth quarter expense reports until mid-February. This should give everyone adequate time to catch up with the filing of their reports. Call us if you have any additional questions or concerns at the Division number listed above.


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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, local government liaisons, and solicitors. 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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