State Franchise Laws


At the state level there are various franchise registration, filing, and disclosure requirements for franchisors. A franchisor’s franchise registration, filing and/or disclosure requirements vary state-by-state with the most tedious requirements typically associated with the registration states. We have included a breakdown below categorized by the type of filing and state, and included important links related to the state specific franchise laws.

Non-Registration States

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Massachusettes
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Total Initial Filing Fees for 13 Registration States = $6,175

Total Filing Fees for Filing States = $575

Total Initial Filing Fees for 13 Registration States & Filing States = $6,750

Business Opportunity Filing

Some states have Business Opportunity Laws that may apply if the franchisor does not have a Trademark.

Total Filing Fees for Business Opportunity States = $800

Total Filing Fees for 13 Registration States, Filing States & Bus Opp States

= $7,550


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