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Processing Times Due to staffing shortages, the Agency continues to work through its business registration mail backlog from the recently ended busy filing season. In some cases, mailed-in documents may take up to 8 weeks to process. We strongly urge annual reports and new business documents be filed online-- they are always processed more quickly. If you have documents that must be sent by mail and need urgent processing-- you may consider paying an expedite fee and marking the envelope "Expedite." We ask for your patience as we work diligently to bring our business registration processing times back to the Agency goal of 3 to 5 days.

Athlete Agent Registration Office

What We Do

The Athlete Agent Registration Office is responsible for the administration of the North Carolina Uniform Athlete Agents Act (NCUAAA). Unless exempted, NCUAAA requires any individual acting as an athlete agent in North Carolina to register with this office. The Athlete Agent Registration Office is available to:

  • Respond to inquiries about registration requirements
  • Provide information to the public about registered agents
  • Investigate concerns or complaints about individuals or entities that may be acting in violation of North Carolina law
  • Provide information about the regulation of athlete agents

Please note that office personnel may not provide legal advice or counsel to the public.

Notice Regarding Criminal Convictions for Athlete Agent applicants

  1. The Secretary of State does not require applicants for registration to submit to a criminal background check as part of the registration process. The Secretary of State does, in certain cases, run reports on applicants that disclose criminal convictions. The application forms require that an applicant disclose any convictions for a felony or crime involving moral turpitude.
  2. The Secretary of State considers criminal convictions. Before the Secretary of State denies an applicant a registration due to a criminal conviction, it will consider the factors listed in N.C.G.S. § 93B-8.1(b1).
  3. If the Secretary of State denies an applicant a registration, in whole or in part because of a criminal conviction, the applicant may appeal pursuant to Chapter 150B of the North Carolina General Statutes. See also Chapter 78C of the North Carolina General Statutes.

Contact Athlete Agent Registration Office


919-814-5500 or 800-688-4507

Mailing Address

Athlete Agent Registration Office
NC Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622

Physical Address

Athlete Agent Registration Office
NC Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903
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