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Franchise Registration States

The following States require pre-sale registration, approval and/or fees prior to selling of a franchise in the state or from the state. Fees are subject to change.

CALIFORNIA
Department of Corporations
$675 Initial/Expired Registration
$450 Renewal
$50 Amended/Modified Registration

HAWAII
Franchise & Securities Division
State Department of Commerce
$125 Initial/Expired Registration
$125 Renewal/Amended Registration

ILLINOIS
Franchise Division
Office of Attorney General
$500 Initial/Expired Registration
$100 Renewal/Amended Registration

INDIANA
Franchise Division Secretary of State
$500 Initial/Expired Registration
$250 Renewal
(Single Unit within 24 Months Exception)

MARYLAND
Franchise Office Division of Securities
$500 Initial/Expired Registration
$300 Renewal
$100 Amended Registration

MINNESOTA
Department of Commerce Franchise Division
$400 Initial/Expired Registration
$200 Renewal
$100 Amended Registration

NEW YORK
Franchise & Securities Division
State Department of Law
$750 Initial/Expired Registration
$150 Amended Registration

NORTH DAKOTA
State Securities Commissioner, Franchise Examiner
$250 Initial/Expired Registration
$100 Renewal
$50 Amended Registration

RHODE ISLAND
Division of Securities, Franchise Office
$500 Initial/Expired Registration
$250 Renewal
$50 Amended Registration

SOUTH DAKOTA
Division of Securities, Franchise Administration
$250 Initial/Expired Registration
$150 Renewal
$50 Amended Registration

VIRGINIA
Franchise Office State
Corporation Commission
$500 Initial/Expired Registration
$250 Renewal
$100 Amended Registration

WASHINGTON
Department of Financial Institutions, Securities Division
$600 Initial/Expired Registration
$100 Annual Report
$100 Amended Registration

WISCONSIN
Franchise Office Wisconsin
Securities Commission
$400 Initial/Expired Registration
$200 Amended Registration

Document Disclosure On File States

MICHIGAN
Department of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
Franchise Unit
$250 Registration

Non-Registration States

NON-Registration States do not require filing or registration to sell Franchises in the State. Those States only require that the Franchisor follow all Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Guidelines.

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