Register a Business Opportunity
South Carolina law requires that all business opportunities be registered before placing advertisements or making representations to prospective purchasers.
Business Entities Information
The Secretary of State’s Office administers corporate filings for corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships.
Secretary of State Downloadable Paper Forms
Forms for business filings, corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and charitable organizations.
General Business Licenses
SC Business One-Stop resource guide for the licenses, permits, and registrations required for new businesses in South Carolina.
Certificate of Existence / Good Standing
Request copies of business filings documents that have been filed in the Secretary of State's Office.
Department of Consumer Affairs Business Licensing
Licensing information for Athlete Agents, Credit Counselors, Motor Clubs, Pawnbrokers, Professional Employer Organizations, and more.
Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR)
Licensing and regulation for more than 139 professions and occupations, such as cosmetology, dentistry, nursing, pharmacists, and many more.
Become a Notary
The Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for the commissioning of Notaries Public for South Carolina.