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Authentication Certificate Turn-Around Times Due to resource shortages, effective February 1, 2024 we are revising the drop/off and pick up times for documents presented for Authentication as follows:
If you do not have an appointment the turn-around time is 30-45 business days.
If you have an appointment, turn around is as follows:
Up to 20 documents – 24 hours
20-35 documents – 74 hours
36+ documents – up to 21 days
There is no change for Funeral Home requests for authentication.
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Chapter 120C of the North Carolina General Statutes governs the administration, regulation, and enforcement of lobbyists, principals, liaisons, solicitors, and others who are required to report, but not register. N.C. Department of the Secretary of State administers and enforces Articles 2, 4, 6, and 8 of the Lobbying Act.

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