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The Secretary of State’s Office cannot offer advice as to which form should be used for your particular transaction.  The following is merely a description of the forms and the proper filing fee.  If you have a question about which form you need to use, you should consult with your attorney, certified public accountant or other business advisor.  If you have questions about the General Filing Requirements, please click hereThe following forms are in pdf format and are fillable for your convenience.
 
Benefit Corporation 
Business Filing Document Request Form

Benefit Corporation

Annual Benefit Report
This form is used to file the Annual Benefit Report of a benefit corporation as required under §33-38-500.
$10.00 
Articles of Amendment - Benefit Corporation
This form is used to make any amendments to the Articles of Incorporation of a benefit corporation.
$110.00 
Articles of Amendment - Election of Benefit Corporation Status
This form is used to amend Articles of Incorporation of a domestic corporation, for the purpose of electing benefit corporation status.
$110.00 
Articles of Amendment - Termination of Benefit Corporation Status
This form is used to amend Articles of Incorporation of a domestic corporation, for the purpose of terminating benefit corporation status.
$110.00 
Articles of Incorporation - Benefit Corporation
This form is used to incorporate a benefit corporation.  A CL-1 Form must be included with the Articles of Incorporation.  You must submit a total payment of $135.00 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$135.00 
Articles of Incorporation - Benefit Corporation - Professional and Statutory Close Corporation
This form is used to incorporate a benefit corporation that is also a professional corporation and a statutory close corporation.  A CL-1 Form must be included with the Articles of Incorporation. You must submit a total payment of $135.00 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$135.00 
Articles of Incorporation - Benefit Corporation - Statutory Close Corporation
This form is used to incorporate a benefit corporation that is also a statutory close corporation.  A CL-1 Form must be included with the Articles of Incorporation. You must submit a total payment of $135.00 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$135.00 
Articles of Incorporation - Benefit Corporation- Professional Corporation
This form is used to incorporate a benefit corporation that is also a professional corporation.  A CL-1 Form must be included with the Articles of Incorporation. You must submit a total payment of $135.00 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$135.00 
Articles of Merger - Benefit Corporation
This form is used when two corporations merge and the surviving entity is a benefit corporation.
$110.00 
Articles of Share Exchange - Benefit Corporation
This form is used when a benefit corporation acquires some or all of the shares of another corporation.
$110.00 
Conversion - LLC to Benefit Corporation
This form is used to convert a limited liability company to a benefit corporation.  An attorney licensed to practice law in the state of South Carolina must sign this form.  You must include a CL-1 Form with this filing and submit a total payment of $135.00 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$135.00 
Conversion - Partnership/Limited Partnership to Benefit Corporation
This form is used to convert a partnership or limited partnership to a benefit corporation.  An attorney licensed to practice law in the state of South Carolina must sign this form.  You must include a CL-1 Form with this filing and submit a total payment of $135.00 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$135.00 

Business Filing Document Request Form

Business Filing Document Request Form
This form is used to request copies of business filings documents that have been filed in the Secretary of State's Office.  Document searches and copies will only be performed pursuant to this form.
See Form 

Business Opportunities

Registration and/or Biennial Renewal Application of Business Opportunity
This form should be used to register or renew your business opportunity with the state of South Carolina.
$100.00 

Cable Franchise

Application for a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority
This form is used by the cable provider to apply for state-issued cable franchise authority with the Secretary of State's Office.
$110.00 
Application to Amend a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority
This form is used by the cable provider to amend an application for state-issued cable franchise authority that was previously submitted to the Secretary of State's Office.
$110.00 
Cover Letter for an Application for a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority
This cover letter should be used when a cable provider is applying for a state-issued certificate of franchise authority before the expiration of a local government issued franchise. The cover letter should be attached to the Application for a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority or an Amended Application for a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority. The application with cover letter cannot be submitted more than 80 days before the expiration of the local government issued certificate of franchise authority.
No Fee 
Notice of Change of Franchise Fee Rate
This form is used by the county or municipality when they are changing the franchise fee rate.
No Fee 
Notice of Change of PEG Access Channels
This form is used by the county or municipality when they are changing the number of PEG Access Channels.
No Fee 
Notice of Termination of State Issued Certificate or Amended State-Issued Certif. of Franchise Authority
This form is used by the cable provider when it wishes to terminate its state-issued certificate of franchise authority.
No Fee 
Notice of Transfer of State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority
This form is used when one cable provider wishes to transfer its certificate of franchise authority to another cable provider.
No Fee 
Statement of Termination of Existing Franchise Previously Issued by Municipality or County
This form is used by the cable provider when it wishes to terminate the cable franchises that were previously issued by a municipality or county.
No Fee 

Charitable Organizations

Annual Financial Report for a Charitable Organization
This form is used by the charitable organization to report financial information to the Secretary of State on an annual basis (4 ½ months after the close of the charitable organization’s fiscal year).
No Fee 
Application For Registration Exemption
This form is used by charitable organizations that are exempt from registration requirements. This form should be submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on an annual basis (4 ½ months after the close of the charitable organization’s fiscal year).
No Fee 
Payroll Deduction Form
This form is used by charitable organizations that will participate in payroll deduction with the state of South Carolina.
No Fee 
Registration Statement for a Charitable Organization
This form is used by the charitable organization to register with the Secretary of State's Office on an annual basis (4 ½ months after the close of the charitable organization's fiscal year).
$50.00 

Conversion Forms - Domestic Entities

Corporation to LLC
This form is used to convert a corporation to an LLC. There may be tax consequences from this conversion. You may wish to contact an attorney or CPA (Certified Public Accountant) to assist you with this conversion.
$110.00 
Corporation to Nonprofit Corporation
This form is used to convert a corporation to a nonprofit corporation. There may be tax consequences from this conversion. You may wish to contact an attorney or CPA to assist you with this conversion.
$10.00 
Corporation to Partnership or Limited Partnership
This form is used to convert a corporation to a partnership or limited partnership. There may be tax consequences from this conversion. You may wish to contact an attorney or CPA to assist you with this conversion.
$10.00 
LLC to Corporation
This form is used to convert an LLC to a corporation. An attorney licensed to practice law in the state of South Carolina must sign this conversion form.
$135.00 
LLC to Limited Partnership
This form is used to convert an LLC to a limited partnership. There may be tax consequences from this conversion. You may wish to contact an attorney or CPA to assist you with this conversion.
$10.00 
LLC to Partnership
This form is used to convert an LLC to a partnership. There may be tax consequences from this conversion. You may wish to contact an attorney or CPA to assist you with this conversion.
$10.00 
Partnership/LLP/LP to LLC
This form is used to convert a partnership, LLP or LP to an LLC. There may be tax consequences from this conversion. You may wish to contact an attorney or CPA to assist you with this conversion.
$110.00 
Partnership/LP to Corporation
This form is used to convert a partnership or LP to a corporation. An attorney licensed to practice law in the state of South Carolina must sign this conversion form.
$135.00 

Corporation - Domestic

Application for Reinstatement of a Corporation Dissolved by a Administrative Action (§33-14-220)
This form is used to reinstate a corporation that has been dissolved pursuant to an administrative action by the Secretary of State (ex: corporation is in forfeiture for failure to submit a tax return or annual report to the South Carolina Department of Revenue).
$25.00 
Application to Reserve Name (§33-4-102)
This form is used to reserve a name for a corporation prior to incorporation.  The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period.  If you are ready to incorporate, you may file Articles of Incorporation without first filing an application to reserve a name.
$10.00 
Articles of Amendment (§33-10-106)
This form is used to make any amendments to the Articles of Incorporation (ex: change the corporation’s name).
$110.00 
Articles of Correction (§33-1-240)
This form should only be used to correct an incorrect statement in a document or to correct a document that was defectively signed. This form cannot be used to make changes or amendments to any documents. The Articles of Amendment should be used to amend the Articles of Incorporation.
$10.00 
Articles of Dissolution (§33-14-103)
This form is used to dissolve the corporation.
$10.00 
Articles of Incorporation (§33-2-102)
This form is used to incorporate your business corporation.  A CL-1 Form must also be included with the Articles of Incorporation.  You may submit a total payment of $135 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$110.00 
Articles of Merger (§33-11-105)
This form is used when the corporation merges with another authorized entity.
$110.00 
Articles of Revocation of Dissolution (§33-14-104)
This form is used to revoke Articles of Dissolution that were filed with the Secretary of State.  The Articles of Revocation must be filed within 120 days of the date the Articles of Dissolution were filed.
$10.00 
Articles of Share Exchange (§33-11-105)
This form is used when a corporation acquires some or all of the shares of another corporation.
$110.00 
CL-1 Form
The South Carolina Department of Revenue requires this form to be submitted with all Articles of Incorporation for a business corporation.
$25.00 
Notice of Change of Registered Office or Agent (§33-5-102)
This form should be used to change the address of the registered office or to change the registered agent of the corporation.
$10.00 
Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (§33-4-102(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved corporate name to another party.
$10.00 
Resignation of Registered Agent and Discontinuance of Registered Office (§33-15-109)
This form should be used by the registered agent when he or she will no longer serve as the registered agent and/or the address of the registered office will no longer be effective. If the agent is resigning, but the address will still be valid, the fee is $3.00. If the agent is going to continue as the registered agent but he or she is only changing the address of the registered office, the fee is $2.00. If the registered agent is resigning and the registered address will no longer be valid, the fee is $5.00.
$2.00/ $3.00/ $5.00 
Restated Articles of Incorporation (§33-10-107)
This form is used to consolidate Articles of Incorporation and all amendments that may have been made to the articles over the years into one document. If you are merely restating the articles with no new amendments, the filing fee is $10. If you are restating the articles and including amendments, the fee is $110.00.
$10.00 or $110.00 

Corporation - Foreign

Application for a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business (§33-15-103)
This form is used by a foreign corporation to apply for a Certificate of Authority to transact business in the state of South Carolina.  A CL-1 Form must also be included with the Certificate of Authority.  You may submit a total payment of $135 to the Secretary of State's Office.
$110.00 
Application for an Amended Certificate of Authority to Transact Business (§33-15-104)
This form is used to amend the Certificate of Authority (ex: change the name of the corporation).
$110.00 
Application for Reinstatement of a Corporation when Cert. of Authority has been Revoked. (§33-15-330)
This form is used to reinstate a corporation when the Certificate of Authority has been revoked pursuant to an administrative action by the Secretary of State (ex: corporation is in forfeiture for failure to pay a tax return or submit an annual report to the South Carolina Department of Revenue).
$25.00 
Application for Surrender of Authority to do Business (§33-15-200)
This form is used for the corporation to withdraw its Certificate of Authority when it no longer wishes to conduct business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Application to Register a Name (§33-4-103)
This form is used by a foreign corporation to register a name for a one-year period.  This form does not authorize the foreign corporation to transact business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Application to Reserve Name (§33-4-102)
This form is used to reserve a name for a corporation prior to applying for a Certificate of Authority.  The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period.  If you are ready to apply for a Certificate of Authority, you may file the application without first filing an application to reserve a name.
$10.00 
Articles of Correction (§33-2-240)
This form should only be used to correct an incorrect statement in a document or to correct a document that was defectively signed. This form cannot be used to make changes or amendments to any documents. The Amended Certificate of Authority should be used to amend the Certificate of Authority.
$10.00 
CL-1 Form
The South Carolina Department of Revenue requires this form to be submitted with every Certificate of Authority for a foreign corporation.
$25.00 
Fictitious Name Form (§33-15-106)
This form is used by a foreign corporation when their legal name is not available in South Carolina. This is not the registration of a DBA (doing business as) or trade name.This form should only be used by the foreign corporation when their legal name is not available for use in South Carolina.
$10.00 
Notice of Change of Registered Office or Agent (§33-15-108)
This form should be used to change the address of the registered office or to change the registered agent of the corporation.
$10.00 
Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (§33-4-102(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved corporate name to another party.
$10.00 
Resignation of Registered Agent and Discontinuance of Registered Office (§33-15-109)
This form should be used by the registered agent when he or she will no longer serve as the registered agent and/or the address of the registered office will no longer be effective. If the agent is resigning, but the address will still be valid, the fee is $3.00. If the agent is going to continue as the registered agent but he or she is only changing the address of the registered office, the fee is $2.00. If the registered agent is resigning and the registered address will no longer be valid, the fee is $5.00.
$2.00/ $3.00/ $5.00 

Domestication

Domestication of Foreign Corporation to South Carolina Corporation
This form is used when a foreign corporation wishes to change its state of incorporation to South Carolina. This will make the corporation a South Carolina corporation. A CL-1 form must also be included with this form.
$110.00 

Employment Agencies

Application For License To Operate An Employment Agency
This form must be completed by all employment agencies that are registering with the Secretary of State’s Office for the first time.
 
Renewal Fee: $100.00

$200.00 app fee 
Employment Agency License Renewal
This form should be used by all previously registered employment agencies to renew their license. This form must be submitted once every two years.
$100.00 

General Charities Forms

Charitable Solicitation Questionnaire
This form should be used by any South Carolina citizen who believes a professional solicitor has contacted them and not made the disclosures required by law.
No Fee 
Payroll Deduction Form
This form is used by charitable organizations that will participate in payroll deduction with the State of South Carolina.
No Fee 

High Growth Small Business Job Creation Act

Application for Registration as a Qualified Business
This form is used to register with the Secretary of State as a “qualified business” pursuant to the High Growth Small Business Job Creation Act of 2013.
No Fee 

Limited Liability Companies - Domestic

Amended Articles of Organization (§33-44-204)
This form is used to make any amendments to the Articles of Organization (ex: change the LLC's name).
$110.00 
Application for Reinstatement of an LLC Dissolved by Administrative Action (§33-44-811)
This form is used to reinstate an LLC that has been dissolved pursuant to an administrative action by the Secretary of State (ex: LLC is in forfeiture for failure to pay a fee, tax or penalty).
$25.00 
Application to Reserve Name (§33-44-106)
This form is used to reserve a name for a domestic LLC prior to organization.  The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period.  If you are ready to organize, you may file articles of organization without first filing an application to reserve a name.
$25.00 
Articles of Correction (§33-44-207)
This form should only be used to correct an incorrect statement in a document or to correct a document that was defectively signed. This form cannot be used to make changes or amendments to any documents. The Amended Articles of Organization should be used to amend the Articles of Organization.
$2.00 
Articles of Merger (§33-44-905)
This form is used when the LLC merges with another authorized entity.
$110.00 
Articles of Organization (§33-44-203)
This form is used to organize the LLC under the laws of South Carolina.
$110.00 
Articles of Termination (§33-44-805)
This form should be used to terminate the legal existence of the LLC.
$10.00 
Members Statement of Dissociation (§33-44-704)
This form is used when a member wants to withdraw as a member from the LLC.
$2.00 
Notice of Change of Designated Office, Agent or Address of Registered Agent (§33-44-109)
This form should be used to change the address of the designated office of the LLC, the registered office where the registered agent may be found or to change the registered agent of the LLC.
$10.00 
Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (§33-44-106(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved limited liability company name to another party.
$10.00 
Resignation of Agent for Service of Process (§33-44-110)
This form should be used by the registered agent when he or she will no longer serve as the registered agent and/or the address of the registered office will no longer be effective.
$10.00 
Restated Articles of Organization (§33-44-204(b))
This form is used to consolidate or restate Articles of Organization and all amendments that may have been made to the articles over the years into one document.
$110.00 

Limited Liability Company - Foreign

Application for a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business (33-44-1002)
This form is used by a foreign LLC to apply for a Certificate of Authority to transact business in the state of South Carolina.
$110.00 
Application for an Amended Certificate of Authority to Transact Business (§33-44-1002)
This form is used to make any amendments to the Certificate of Authority (ex: change the name of the LLC's name).
$110.00 
Application to Register a Name (§33-44-1005)
This form is used by a foreign LLC to register a name for a one-year period.  This form does not authorize the foreign LLC to transact business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Application to Reserve Name (§33-44-106)
This form is used to reserve a name for an LLC prior to applying for a Certificate of Authority.  The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period.  If you are ready to apply for the Certificate of Authority, you may file the Application for a Certificate of Authority without first filing an application to reserve a name.
$25.00 
Articles of Correction (§33-44-207)
This form should only be used to correct an incorrect statement in a document or to correct a document that was defectively signed. This form cannot be used to make changes or amendments to any documents. The Amended Certificate of Authority should be used to amend the Certificate of Authority.
$2.00 
Certificate of Cancellation of Authority to Transact Business (§33-44-1002)
This form is used to cancel the Certificate of Authority when the LLC no longer wishes to conduct business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Fictitious Name Form (§33-44-1005)
This form is used by a foreign LLC when their legal name is not available in South Carolina. This is not the registration of a DBA (doing business as) or trade name. This form should only be used by the foreign LLC when their legal name is not available for use in South Carolina.
$2.00 
Members Statement of Dissociation (§33-44-704)
This form is used when a member wants to withdraw as a member from the LLC.
$2.00 
Notice of Change of Designated Office, Agent or Agent's Address of Registered Agent (§33-44-109)
This form should be used to change the address of the designated office of the LLC, the registered office where the registered agent may be found or to change the registered agent of the LLC.
$10.00 
Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (§33-44-106(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved limited liability company name to another party.
$10.00 
Resignation of Agent for Service of Process (§33-44-110)
This form should be used by the registered agent when he or she will no longer serve as the registered agent and/or the address of the registered office will no longer be effective.
$10.00 

Limited Liability Partnership - Domestic

Application for Cancellation of Limited Liability Partnership
This form is used to dissolve the LLP.
$10.00 
Application for Registration (§33-41-1110)
This form is used by the LLP to register as an LLP in the state of South Carolina. It is also used to renew the registration of the LLP.  The registration must be renewed on an annual basis.
$100.00 
Articles of Amendment
This form is used to make any amendments to the Application for Registration (ex: change the LLP’s name).
$10.00 

Limited Liability Partnership - Foreign

Application for a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business (§33-41-1160)
This form is used by a foreign LLP to apply for a Certificate of Authority to transact business in the state of South Carolina.  It is also used to renew the Certificate of Authority.  The Certificate of Authority for a foreign LLP must be renewed on an annual basis.
$100.00 
Application for Cancellation of a Certificate of Authority (33-41-1190)
This form is used to cancel a Certificate of Authority that has been issued by the Secretary of State, when the LLP no longer wishes to conduct business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Articles of Amendment (§33-41-1180)
This form is used to make any amendments to the Certificate of Authority (ex: change the LLP's name).
$10.00 

Limited Partnership - Domestic

Amendment of Certificate of Limited Partnership (§33-42-220)
This form is used to make any amendments to the Certificate of Limited Partnership (ex: change the LP’s name).
$10.00 
Application to Reserve Name (§33-42-40)
This form is used to reserve a name for an LP prior to applying for a Certificate of Limited Partnership.  The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period.  If you are ready to apply for the Certificate of Limited Partnership, you may file the certificate without first filing an application to reserve a name.
$10.00 
Assumed Name Certificate (§33-42-45)
This form is used to register the assumed name of the LP with the Secretary of State. This is the only entity for which the Secretary of State's Office registers assumed names.
$10.00 
Certificate of Cancellation (§33-42-230)
This form is used to cancel a Certificate of Limited Partnership that has been issued by the Secretary of State.
$10.00 
Certificate of Limited Partnership (§33-42-210)
This form is used to apply for a Certificate of Limited Partnership from the Secretary of State.
$10.00 
Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (§33-42-40(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved limited partnership name to another party.
$10.00 
Restated Certificate of Limited Partnership (§33-42-220)
This form is used to consolidate the Certificate of Limited Partnership and all amendments that may have been made to the certificate over the years into one document.
$10.00 

Limited Partnership - Foreign

Amendment to Registration of a Foreign Limited Partnership (§33-42-220)
This form is used to make any amendments to the application for registration (ex: change the LP's name).
$10.00 
Application for Registration of a Foreign LP (§33-42-1620)
This form is used by a foreign LP to apply for registration to transact business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Application to Reserve a Name (§33-42-40)
This form is used to reserve a name for a foreign LP prior to applying for registration. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to register the LP, you may file the application to register without first filing an application to reserve a name.
$10.00 
Assumed Name Certificate (§33-42-45)
This form is used to register the assumed name of the LP with the Secretary of State. This is the only entity for which the Secretary of State's Office registers assumed names.
$10.00 
Certificate of Cancellation (§33-42-1660)
This form is used to cancel the registration of an LP that no longer wishes to conduct business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (§33-42-40(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved limited partnership name to another party.
$10.00 

Miscellaneous Forms

Application for Use of an Indistinguishable Name
This form is used by an entity which has either received consent from another entity to use an indistinguishable name or has a court order to use the indistinguishable name.
$10.00 
Articles of Incorporation for a Military Corporation
This form is used by Military corporations that organize under S.C. Code of Laws Section 25-1-120.
No Fee 
Designation of a Registered Agent for Discount Drug Card Sellers
Discount Drug Card Sellers may use this form to designate a registered agent.
$10.00 
Notice of Appointment of a Registered Agent (Landlord Tenant Act)
This form is used by a landlord who does not reside in the state of South Carolina. This form allows the landlord to designate a registered agent for the service of process. If the non-resident landlord does not designate a registered agent, process may be served upon the Secretary of State.
$10.00 

Nonprofit Corporation - Domestic

501(c)(3) Attachment
This form must be attached to the Articles of Incorporation if the nonprofit corporation is going to apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS.
No Fee 
Application for Reinstatement of a Corporation Dissolved by an Administrative Action (§33-31-1422)
This form is used to reinstate a corporation that has been dissolved pursuant to an administrative action by the Secretary of State (ex: corporation fails to maintain a registered agent or office). The Application for Reinstatement must be filed within two years of the date of the administrative dissolution.
$25.00 
Application to Reserve Name (§33-31-402)
This form is used to reserve a name for a nonprofit corporation prior to incorporation.  The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period.  If you are ready to incorporate, you may file Articles of Incorporation without first filing an application to reserve a name.
$10.00 
Articles of Amendment (§33-31-1005)
This form is used to make any amendments to the Articles of Incorporation (ex: change the corporation’s name).
$10.00 
Articles of Correction (§33-31-124)
This form should only be used to correct an incorrect statement in a document or to correct a document that was defectively signed. This form cannot be used to make changes or amendments to any documents. The Articles of Amendment should be used to amend the Articles of Incorporation.
$10.00 
Articles of Dissolution (§33-31-1404)
This form is used to dissolve a corporation.
$10.00 
Articles of Incorporation (§33-31-202)
This form is used to incorporate the nonprofit corporation.  If the organization is a Political Association, you are required to submit a CL-1 Form with an additional $25 fee.
$25.00 
Articles of Merger (§33-31-1104)
This form is used when the corporation merges with another authorized entity.
$10.00 
Articles of Revocation of Dissolution (§33-31-1405)
This form is used to revoke a dissolution that was filed with the Secretary of State. The Articles of Revocation must be filed within 120 days of the date the dissolution was filed.
$10.00 
Notice of Change of Principal Office (§33-31-505)
This form is used to change the address of the principal office of the nonprofit corporation.
$10.00 
Notice of Change of Registered Office or Agent (§33-31-502)
This form should be used to change the address of the registered office or to change the registered agent of the corporation.
$10.00 
Resignation of Registered Agent and Discontinuance of Registered Office (§33-31-1509)
This form should be used by the registered agent when he or she will no longer serve as the registered agent and/or the address of the registered office will no longer be effective. If the agent is resigning, but the address will still be valid, the fee is $3.00. If the agent is going to continue as the registered agent but he or she is only changing the address of the registered office, the fee is $2.00. If the registered agent is resigning and the registered address will no longer be valid, the fee is $5.00.
$2.00/ $3.00/ $5.00 
Restated Articles of Incorporation
This form is used to consolidate Articles of Incorporation and all amendments that may have been made to the articles over the years into one document. 
$10.00 

Nonprofit Corporation - Foreign

Application for a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business (§33-31-1503)
This form is used by a foreign corporation to apply for a Certificate of Authority to transact business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Application for a Certificate of Withdrawal (33-31-1520)
This form is used for the corporation to withdraw its Certificate of Authority when it no longer wishes to conduct business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Application for an Amended Certificate of Authority to Transact Business (§33-31-1504)
This form is used to make any amendments to the Certificate of Authority (ex: change the corporation's name).
$10.00 
Application to Register a Name (§33-31-403)
This form is used by a foreign nonprofit corporation to register a name for a one-year period.  This form does not authorize the foreign nonprofit corporation to transact business in the state of South Carolina.
$10.00 
Application to Reserve a Name (§33-31-402)
This form is used to reserve a name for a foreign corporation prior to applying for a certificate of authority. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to apply for a Certificate of Authority, you may file the application to register without first filing an application to reserve a name.
$10.00 
Articles of Correction (§33-31-124)
This form should only be used to correct an incorrect statement in a document or to correct a document that was defectively signed. This form cannot be used to make changes or amendments to any documents. The Amended Certificate of Authority should be used to amend the Certificate of Authority.
$10.00 
Fictitious Name Form (§33-31-1506)
This form is used by a foreign corporation when their legal name is not available in South Carolina. This is not the registration of a DBA (doing business as) or trade name. This form should only be used by the foreign corporation when their legal name is not available for use in South Carolina.
$10.00 
Notice of Change of Principal Office (§33-31-1515)
This form is used to change the address of the principal office of the nonprofit.
$10.00 
Notice of Change of Registered Office or Agent (§33-31-1508)
This form should be used to change the address of the registered office or to change the registered agent of the corporation.
$10.00 
Resignation of Registered Agent and Discontinuance of Registered Office (§33-31-1509)
This form should be used by the registered agent when he or she will no longer serve as the registered agent and/or the address of the registered office will no longer be effective. If the agent is resigning, but the address will still be valid, the fee is $3.00. If the agent is going to continue as the registered agent but he or she is only changing the address of the registered office, the fee is $2.00. If the registered agent is resigning and the registered address will no longer be valid, the fee is $5.00.
$2.00/ $3.00/ $5.00 

Notaries and Apostilles

Apostilles
Please visit the Apostilles page to get further information on the process of applying for an apostille.
$2.00 
Certifications
Please visit the Apostilles page to get further information on certifications.
$2.00 
Notary Public Application and Renewal Application
This form should be used for the application to become a notary public and for the renewal of a notary commission. A notary commission is good for ten years.
$25.00 
Request for a Duplicate Notary Public Commission or Change of Name of Notary Public
This form should be used if the notary public would like a duplicate copy of his or her commission or if the notary public has changed his or her name.
$10.00 

Professional Corporation

Articles of Incorporation
This form is used to incorporate your entity as a professional corporation.  A CL-1 Form must also be included with the Articles of Incorporation.  You may submit a total payment of $135 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$110.00 
Articles of Incorporation Professional Corporation - Statutory Close Corporation
This form is used to incorporate a corporation that is both a professional corporation and a statutory close corporation.  A CL-1 Form must be included with the Articles of Incorporation. You must submit a total payment of $135.00 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$135.00 

Professional Fundraisers

Joint Financial Report for Solicitation Campaign
This form should be filed by all professional solicitors within 90 days of the end of the solicitation campaign. If a solicitation campaign lasts longer than one year, the report should be filed 90 days after the anniversary of the campaign.
No Fee 
Notice of Solicitation - CCV
This form should be filed by any commercial co-venturer that is conducting solicitation campaigns on behalf of charitable organizations. This form must be filed at least 10 days prior to the beginning of any solicitation campaigns. All contracts or agreements relating to the solicitation campaign must be attached to the Notice of Solicitation.
No Fee 
Notice of Solicitation - Counsel
This form should be filed by any professional fundraising counsel that is conducting solicitation campaigns on behalf of charitable organizations. This form must be filed at least 10 days prior to the beginning of any solicitation campaigns. All contracts relating to the solicitation campaign must be attached to the Notice of Solicitation.
No Fee 
Notice of Solicitation - Solicitor
This form should be filed by any professional fundraising solicitor that is conducting solicitation campaigns on behalf of charitable organizations. This form must be filed at least 10 days prior to the beginning of any solicitation campaigns. All contracts relating to the solicitation campaign must be attached to the Notice of Solicitation.
No Fee 
Professional Solicitor's Bond
This form is used by the professional solicitor to file their bond with the Secretary of State's Office.
No Fee 
Professional Solicitor's Cash Bond
This form is used by the professional solicitor to file their bond with the Secretary of State's Office.
No Fee 
Registration Application for a Professional Fundraising Counsel
This form is used by the professional fundraising counsel to register with the Secretary of State's Office on an annual basis.
$50.00 
Registration Application for a Professional Solicitor
This form is used by the professional solicitor to register with the Secretary of State's Office on an annual basis.
$50.00 
Registration Application for an Individual Professional Solicitor
This form is used by the individual professional solicitor to register with the Secretary of State's Office on an annual basis.
$50.00 

Scholarship Funding Organizations

Independent School Compliance Audit
This form is used for independent schools to file their compliance audit with the Secretary of State, as required by Part 1B, Section 1.85 of the 2013-2014 Appropriations Act.
No Fee 
Nonprofit Scholarship Funding Organization Financial Audit
This form is used for nonprofit scholarship funding organizations to file their comprehensive financial audit with the Secretary of State, as required by Part 1B, Section 1.85 of the 2013-2014 Appropriations Act.
No Fee 

Special Purpose Districts

Special Purpose District Notification Form
This form must be submitted by every special purpose district before December 31st of every even-numbered year.
No Fee 

Statutory Close Corporation

Articles of Incorporation
This form is used to incorporate your entity as a statutory close corporation.  A CL-1 Form must also be included with the Articles of Incorporation.  You may submit a total payment of $135 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$110.00 
Articles of Incorporation Professional Corporation - Statutory Close Corporation
This form is used to incorporate a corporation that is both a professional corporation and a statutory close corporation.  A CL-1 Form must be included with the Articles of Incorporation. You must submit a total payment of $135.00 to the Secretary of State’s Office.
$135.00 

Trademarks

Application for Registration of a Livestock Brand or Earmark
This form is used to register a brand or earmark to be used for branding livestock. A registered brand for livestock is the property of the registrant, his or her heirs and assigns, until and unless the brand is cancelled or revoked.
 
Assignments:  $3.00
$3.00 
Application for Registration of a Trademark or Service Mark
This form is used to register a trademark for the first time or to renew a trademark that is going to expire. Trademarks expire after a five year period.

Renewals: $5.00
Assignments: $3.00
$15.00 mark or class 

Uniform Commercial Code Division

Copy Fees for UCC Filings
Copies (First Page): $2.00
Copies (Additional Pages): $1.00
Certification (Per Copy): $2.00
 
Filing Submission Form - Email Response Requested
This form when included with a one of the below forms is used to request a return acknowledgement via email for any UCC filed at the Secretary of State.
N/A 
UCC-1 Financing Statement
This form is used to file the initial security interest. The filing is good for five years. The security interest can be continued for five more years by filing a UCC-3.  Click on UCC-1 Addendum if you also need this form.
 
First TWO Pages: $8.00
THIRD Page: $2.00
Each Additional page AFTER page THREE: $1.00
Each Additional Debtor (After TWO Debtors): $2.00
Manufactured Home Transaction: $20.00
Public Finance Transaction: $20.00

 
UCC-11 Search
This form should be submitted to the Secretary of State to have the Secretary of State perform a search on a debtor or secured party's name. If you are requesting copies, additional copy fees will apply.
 
Beginning October 1, 2009 there will be a $2.00 certification charge for all UCC searches and copy requests that are requested as certified on the UCC-11 form. The $2.00 certification charge will be in addition to the standard search or copy fee. Searches and copy requests will only be certified by the Secretary of State’s Office upon the request of the individual submitting the UCC-11.
$5.00 
UCC-3 Amendment
This form is used to continue a security interest that is going to lapse at the end of a five-year period. The UCC-3 can be filed within six months before the expiration of the five-year period. If a UCC-3 is not filed before the end of the five-year period, the financing statement lapses and the security interest becomes unperfected. A UCC-3 cannot be filed after the lapse date. A UCC-3 can also be used to make an amendment to a previously filed UCC-1, terminate a UCC-1 or make a full or partial assignment of the security interest.  Click on UCC-3 Addendum if you also need this form.
 
First TWO Pages: $8.00
THIRD Page: $2.00
Each Additional page AFTER page THREE: $1.00
Each Additional Debtor (After TWO Debtors): $2.00
Manufactured Home Transaction: $20.00
Public Finance Transaction: $20.00
 
 
UCC-5 Information Statement
This form may be used to show how a filing was inaccurate or to show that a document was wrongfully filed. 
 
First TWO Pages: $8.00
THIRD Page: $2.00
Each Additional page AFTER page THREE: $1.00
Each Additional Debtor (After TWO Debtors): $2.00
Manufactured Home Transaction: $20.00
Public Finance Transaction: $20.00