Library of Forms and Fees

Did you know that all Corporation, Corporation Document RequestUCC, and Charity, Professional Fundraiser, and Raffle filings can now be filed online?  Click the appropriate link above to begin your filing.
 
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.
 
Business Filing Forms  
Business Opportunities
Cable Franchise
Charitable Organizations
Employment Agencies
General Charities Forms
Miscellaneous Forms
Notaries and Apostilles
Professional Fundraisers
Raffles
Special Purpose Districts
Trademarks, Service Marks and Livestock Brands

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 ˝ 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 ˝ months after the close of the charitable organization’s fiscal year).
No Fee 
Charitable Solicitation Complaint Form
This form may be used to submit a complaint to the Secretary of State’s Office regarding a charitable organization or any solicitation received for a charitable contribution.
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 ˝ months after the close of the charitable organization's fiscal year).
$50.00 

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 Complaint Form
This form may be used to submit a complaint to the Secretary of State’s Office regarding a charitable organization or any solicitation received for a charitable contribution.
No Fee 
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 

Miscellaneous Forms

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 
Designation of Registered Agent for Non-Resident Wholesale Prescription Drug Distributors
Non-Resident Wholesale Prescription Drug Distributors 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 

Notaries and Apostilles

Apostilles
Please visit the Apostilles page to get further information on the process of applying for an apostille.
$5.00 
Certifications
Please visit the Apostilles page to get further information on certifications.
$5.00 
Change in Status and Duplicate Commission Request
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 or address.
$10.00 
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 
Notary Resignation
This form should be filed if a notary would like to resign his or her notary commission.
No Fee 

Professional Fundraisers

Charitable Solicitation Complaint Form
This form may be used to submit a complaint to the Secretary of State’s Office regarding a professional fundraiser or any solicitation received for a charitable contribution.
No Fee 
Joint Financial Report for Commercial Co-Venturer
This form should be filed by all professional commercial co-venturers 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 
Joint Financial Report for Solicitor Company
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 Commercial Co-Venturer
This form is used by the commercial co-venturer to register with the Secretary of State's Office on an annual basis.
$50.00 
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 

Raffles

Annual Raffle Financial Report
This form is used to report financial information about a nonprofit organization’s raffle activity.  It is due 4 ˝ months after the close of the organization’s fiscal year.
No Fee 
Annual Raffle Registration Form
This form is used by the nonprofit organization to register with the Secretary of State’s Office for the purpose of conducting raffles on an annual basis (4 ˝ months after the close of the organization’s fiscal year).
$50.00 
Charitable Solicitation Complaint Form
This form may be used to submit a complaint to the Secretary of State’s Office regarding a nonprofit raffle or any solicitation received for a charitable contribution.
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 

Trademarks, Service Marks and Livestock Brands

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 
Trademark and Service Mark Assignment Application
This form is used to change the ownership of a mark from one person or entity to another.
$3.00