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Elaine Marshall

Elaine F. Marshall
Secretary of State

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Secretary Marshall Featured in NPR Story on the Fight Against Business Identity Theft

NEW!  Updated information for investment advisers who are required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to switch from federal to state securities regulatory oversight. Affected advisers now have until April 30, 2012 to participate in a program to help them navigate the switch to state registration. The Investment Adviser Coordinated Review Program is open to SEC-registered investment advisers switching their registration to between four and 14 states. Under Dodd-Frank, investment advisers registered in 15 or more states can remain with the SEC. For more information on how to participate in the Coordinated Review Program, visit the IA Switch Resource Center on the NASAA website ( in addition to filing all materials required by the states in which the adviser is applying for registration. (There is also a Frequently Asked Questions page about the coordinated review process.) There is no additional cost to use the program. Advisers will be subject only to the filing fees specified by the states in which the investment adviser is applying for registration.

NEW! Complete 2010-2011 Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section Annual Report(pdf)

NEW! Electronic Investment Company Notice Filing now Available!

Order granting temporary relief for investment advisers previously exempt from registration under N.C.G.S. 78C-16(a)(4).

 Good Morning America Puts National Spotlight on the NC Secretary of State's Fight Against Counterfeit Goods.



Mailing Address for Regular Mail: 

NC Secretary of State
PO Box 29622
Raleigh  NC  27626-0622

Street Address for Overnight Mail: 

NC Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury St
Raleigh  NC  27601-2903




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bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Information about Revenue Suspension Notices
bull_red.gif (677 bytes)North Carolina Consular Corps
bull_red.gif (677 bytes)UCC Records
bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Search Corporations Database

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Advance Health Care Directive Registry 

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Appointment Reporting  

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Athlete Agents

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bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Business Opportunity Sales Act Information  

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Certified Safety Professionals

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Constitutional Amendment

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Corporations Division

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bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Electoral College

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Electronic Commerce Section

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Electronic Notary Section

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Human Resources (Current Job Vacancies)

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)International Services Office

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Invention Development Services

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Land Records Management Division   

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Lobbying Compliance Division

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Non-Profit Count Report and Lists of Non-Profits for Each County

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Notary Public Section 

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Publications and Information Services

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Qualified Business Tax Credit Program

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Securities Division  

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Service of Process  

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)State Board Notices

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)State Franchise for Cable Television Service

bull_red.gif (677 bytes)Trademarks Section

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bull_red.gif (677 bytes)North Carolina - Moldova Partnership

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