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The states that regulate franchise and business opportunities
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Franchise Registration States

CALIFORNIA
California Department of Corporations
The Commissioner of Corporations
Department of Corporations
320 West 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

HAWAII
Business Registration Division
Securities Compliance
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
1010 Richards Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

ILLINOIS
Franchise Division Office of the Attorney General
Chief, Franchise Division
Office of the Attorney General
500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706

INDIANA
Securities Commissioner
Indiana Securities Division
Room E 111, 302 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

MARYLAND
Office of the Attorney General
Securities Division
200 St. Paul Place, 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202-2020

MICHIGAN
Antitrust and Franchise Unit
Department of the Attorney General
Director, Consumer Protection Division
670 Law Building
Lansing, MI 48913

MINNESOTA
The Commissioner of Commerce
Minnesota Department of Commerce
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101-2198

NEW YORK
New York State Department of Law
Bureau of Investor Protection and Securities
120 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10271

NORTH DAKOTA
The Commissioner of Securities
North Dakota Office of Securities Commissioner
Office of the Securities Commissioner
600 East Boulevard, Fifth Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island Division of Securities
Director, Division of Securities
233 Richmond Street, Suite 232
Providence, RI 02903

SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota Division of Securities
Director, Division of Securities
118 West Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501

VIRGINIA
State Corporation Commission
Division of Securities and Retail Franchising
1300 East Main Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

WASHINGTON
Department of Financial Institutions
Securities Division
P.O. Box 9033
Olympia, WA 98507-9033

WISCONSIN
The Commissioner of Securities
Wisconsin Securities Commission
P.O. Box 1768
Madison, WI 53701

Business Opportunity Regulation States
The following 25 states now specifically regulate business opportunity sales. For more information, check with consumer protection agencies--often a part of the attorney general's office--in your state.

Alabama
California
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington

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