North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division


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Contact Information

Physical address:
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2903

Mailing address:
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622

Phone: 919-814-5400
Fax: 919-807-2039

Web: Home Name search Forms File online

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Report

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

Find your company record to print your form. If you choose to download a pre-populated annual report and file the paper copy, you will submit the report and the fee directly to the Department of Revenue, along with the business corporation’s tax return.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$22.50 online or $25 by mail.

Due:

Annuallly by the 15th day of the 4th month following the fiscal year end. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Law:

North Carolina General Statutes § 55-16-22.

Penalties:

No late fee. Your business will receive a notice of pending dissolution or revocation, then you have 60 days to file.

Notes:
  • An officer, director, member, manager, or partner may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • Professional corporations are not required to file an annual report.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Application for Certificate of Authority

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

B-09: Application of Certificate of Authority

Agency Fee:

$250

Law:

NC Gen Stat § 55-15-01

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence dated within 6 months.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Existence

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Notes:

Use the online system to find your entity and order a certificate of existence.

Fact Checked:3/23/21

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