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USE ONLINE SERVICES Most of the services with the Secretary of State are available to complete online. We are open by appointment only, but we do have a limited number because of the small lobby space. Open appointments maybe 30 days out. If you can complete your services online or by mail, we encourage you to do so. To complete your services online, click on the Online Service menu above. If you cannot complete your services online, you can make an appointment below.
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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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