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SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond warns businesses that there is a bogus scam letter going out under the name of SC Certified Document Services claiming that you must pay $89.95 for a Certificate of Existence, as well as pay for other documents, for a total of $399.89,  to remain in good standing. DO NOT PAY THIS! THIS IS A SCAM!

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As mentioned in the About Us page, the Secretary of State’s Office manages several public databases - from Uniform Commercial Code financing statements to current Suspended Charities. Below is a listing of the searches the Secretary of State's Office provides for the public.

Public Database Searches
Boards and Commissions Search Business Entities Registered Agent Search Business Entities Search
Cable Franchise Search (PDF) Charities Search Livestock Brands & Earmarks Search (PDF)
Notaries Search Professional Fundraisers & Solicitors Search Raffles Search 
Special Purpose District Directory (PDF) Suspended Charities Search (PDF) Suspended Raffles Search (PDF)
Suspended Professional
Fundraisers & Solicitors Search (PDF)
Trademarks Search (PDF) Uniform Commercial Code Search