Most documents maintained in the Department of the Secretary of State files are public records subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, Chapter 132 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Many documents, including filings made with our Uniform Commercial Code Section, may be viewed on our website. We also provide copies of many records upon request and payment of the applicable fee.
Considering our documents’ public nature, unless required by the Department to process your transaction, please do not place a Social Security Number on Uniform Commercial Code filings or other documents you submit to us. Although we attempt to prevent disclosure of social security numbers in all circumstances, due to the large number of documents we receive and limited resources to process those documents, we cannot guarantee a social security number mistakenly placed on a document filed with us will not be disclosed.