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Video Notarization to Expire The General Assembly has not finalized action on the extension of the temporary emergency video notarization law, and will not do so before the law sunsets on Monday. We anticipate the General Assembly will be supportive of the extension and we expect it to be part of the upcoming COVID-related budget bill to be rolled out next week. However, other items in the bill are still being negotiated and the temporary emergency remote notarization will expire, even if it is for a short time. The law will expire at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. After this time, all notarial acts will revert to the original law requiring in-person presence by the principal signers.

Also expiring will be the time extension permitting an appointee to appear before a Register of Deeds within 90 days to take the oath of office. That time will revert back to 45 days.

We will provide you additional updates as we know more.

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Securities

Welcome to the Securities Division

Welcome to the North Carolina Securities Division website! Whether you're an investor or an investment industry professional, we hope that you will find this website to be a useful source of information.

What We Do

The offer, sale, and purchase of securities are subject to a very complex system of regulation carried out by federal, state, and self-regulatory agencies. We administer and enforce North Carolina’s securities laws, which are located in Chapters 78A, 78C and 78D of the North Carolina General Statutes. The intent of these laws is to protect the investing public by requiring a satisfactory investigation of both the people who offer securities as investments and of the securities themselves.

The Securities Division also addresses investor complaints concerning securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers and commodity dealers as well as complaints about offerings of particular investments.

Contact Securities

Telephone

(919) 814-5400 or (800) 688-4507

Fax

(919) 814-5596

Mailing Address

NC Department of the Secretary of State
Securities Division
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622

Physical Address (For overnight deliveries)

NC Department of the Secretary of State
Securities Division
Department of the Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
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