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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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Constitutional Matters

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Welcome to the North Carolina Secretary of State legal page. We have information here on the laws we administer and enforce, current and proposed rules, and other legal information related to our work.

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Mailing Address

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

Physical Address

NC Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903