As of Dec. 1, 2017: When one files with the County Register of Deeds, the county sends a copy of the Assumed Business Name Certificate to the NC Secretary of State.
This allows for the filing to be recorded locally and then available online via the internet. Any business that filed before December 1, 2017 must re-file by Dec 1, 2022 or the business name may be terminated or deleted, or not legally compliant to use it.
Assumed Business Name Act
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