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What States Require Franchise Registration?

Speak to an Arizona Business Franchise Attorney about requirements before you sell a franchise

What States Require Franchise Registration?
Different states have different requirements for franchises, and many require the franchisor to register before selling a franchise.
Mesa, AZ

Some states require franchisors to register with state agencies before the franchisor is allowed to sell a franchise in that state.  The states that require franchise registration are:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
The documents required to register a franchise vary state by state but most registration states require that a Franchise Disclosure Document be filed and approved by the designated state agency before franchise sales are made.  There is also a filing fee associated with the initial application that varies between states.  Some states allow for online registration but most require the application be submitted by mail.  It is important to understand the requirements of each state to make sure that your registration application is submitted correctly and can be processed in a timely way.

After submitting an initial franchise application, the state will review the application and associated documents.  The state may require changes to the documents and provide comments before the application is approved.

An experienced franchise attorney can assist you with the franchise registration process in each registration state, can help you understand the variations between each state, and can help you meet the requirements to sell your franchise.

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Gunderson, Denton & Peterson, P.C.

Mesa Office:
1930 N Arboleda #201
Mesa, Arizona 85213
Office: 480-655-7440
Fax: 480-655-7099
Email: [email protected]

Phoenix Office:
40 N Central Ave #1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 480-325-9937


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