Some duties of the North Carolina Secretary of State include handling the creation of new companies, the maintenance of corporate documents, the regulation of investment advertising and the selling of stocks and bonds. The Secretary of State also oversees charitable solicitation and fundraising contributions. There are a number of different divisions within the Department that oversee all the duties of the Secretary of State.
There are several divisions within the Department of the North Carolina Secretary of State. The Authentication Section authenticates documents, while the Certification and Filing Division provides services such as trademarks and recording financial liens and loans.
The Corporations Division is the department that handles the creation of new entities and maintains the corporate documents, while the Office of International Services is the point of contact for international visitors and other government entities on matters that are non-commercial.
Other major functions of the Department of the Secretary of State include acting as the central filing officer for all financing statements filed under the Uniform Commercial Code. The office also administers a land record management program and maintains an office to keep businesses informed about the regulations of state licenses and legislative lobbyists. The Secretary of State of North Carolina must also present the official seal on documents generated by the governor.