Blue Sky State Filing

Securities laws are regulated by the federal government, but each state enacts their own securities laws which are commonly referred to as "Blue Sky Laws" in an effort to supplement the federal securities laws and further regulate the sale and offering of securities. There are many similarities between Blue Sky Laws, however there are specific requirements that vary by state in regards to the required fee, as well as how securities may be registered. The Blue Sky state filing fees of Section 18(b)(4)(D) for Rule 506 offerings can be found below. For specific questions, please consult the State financial reporting department or your legal counsel.

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State When to File Registration Filing Fees
Alabama Within 15 days $300
Alaska Within 15 days $600 for one year
Arizona Within 15 days $250
Arkansas Within 15 days 1/10 of 1% of the offering price, with a minimum fee of $100, and a maximum fee of $500
California Within 15 days $300
Colorado Within 15 days $50
Connecticut Within 15 days $150
Delaware Within 15 days 1/2 of 1% of the maximum aggregate offering price of securities to be offered in Delaware during the initial registration period, but not less than $200.00 or more than $1,000.00. Late Fee: The Rule 506 filing fee, if not paid when due, will be doubled unless the Director waives the late fee, but the total fee will not excee the relevant statutory maximum amount.
District of Columbia Within 15 days $250
Florida Within 15 days No filing fee associated with Regulation D exemptions
Georgia Within 15 days Initial: $250; Renewal: $100
Guam Within 15 days No laws or regulations on this topic
Hawaii Within 15 days $100
Idaho Within 15 days $50. Late filing of notice: additional $50
Illinois Within 15 days $100
Indiana Within 15 days No fee
Iowa Within 15 days $100
Kansas Within 15 days The fee amount should be $250 if timely filed; If filed late, the fee should be the greater of either $500 or 1/10 of 1% of the dollar value of the securities sold to Kansas residents before the date on which Form D is filed, not to exceed $5,000
Kentucky Within 15 days $250
Louisiana Within 15 days $300
Maine Within 15 days $300
Maryland Within 15 days $100
Massachusetts Within 15 days Offering Amount: $0‐$500,000 Fee: $150
Offering Amount: Up to $2,000,000 Fee: $250
Offering Amount: Up to $7,500,000 Fee: $500
Offering Amount: $7,500,000 + Fee: $750
Michigan Within 15 days $100
Minnesota Within 15 days Initial filing: $100. Additional filing: 1/10 of 1% of the maximum aggregate offering price at which the securities will be offered in Minnesota, with maximum combined fees not to exceed $300
Mississippi Within 15 days $300 Additional late fee for not submitting the initial notice & fee within 15 days of the first sale of securities in Mississippi: 1% of the amount sold in Mississippi up to a maximum penalty of $5,000. Sales report fee accompanied by sales report on Form D when offering is not completed within 12 months of the date of the initial notice filing: $50
Termination fee due with a notice of completion of offering (upon completing the offering): $50
Missouri Within 15 days $100; Late filing of notice: $50.
Montana Within 15 days $200 plus 1/10 of 1% of any offering
amount exceeding $100,000
Maximum fee: $1,000
Nebraska Within 15 days $200
Nevada Within 15 days $500
New Hampshire Within 15 days $500
Late filing fees. 1/10 of 1% of the offering value of a federal covered securities issue, with a maximum late fee of $525, will be imposed in the following circ umstances:
(1) It is requested that the provisions of RSA 421-B:3-303(c)(2) be waived; or
(2) Securities sold in this state are more than registered on the effective application filed with the secretary of state, where the maximum registration fee has not been paid; or
(3) The registration application is amended to increase the amount registered in this state, where the maximum registration fee has not been paid, subsequent to the effectiveness of the registration in this state; or
New Jersey Within 15 days $250
New Mexico Pre-file $350; Late Fees: Filing Form D within 10 days after the due date--$700; Filing more than 10 days after the due date--1050
New York Within 15 days $300 for offerings of $500,000 or less, $1,200 for offerings over $500,000
North Carolina Within 15 days $350
North Dakota Within 15 days $100
Ohio Within 15 days $100
Excusable neglect--Retroactive filing required under Section 1707.03(X):
$100 (required filing fee) + $100 (penalty fee).
Oklahoma Within 15 days $250
Oregon Within 15 days $250 (one-time fee; no renewal)
Pennsylvania Within 15 days $525
Puerto Rico Within 15 days $1,500 or equal to 1/5 of 1% of the maximum tender price at which the securities will be offered in Puerto Rico, with a minimum fee of $350 and the fee for amending a Rule 506 filing that increases the amount of securities offered: 1/5 of 1% of the additional shares offered but the fee will not exceed $1,500
Rhode Island Within 15 days $300
South Carolina Within 15 days $300
South Dakota Within 15 days $250; Late filing: $275. Total initial filing + late fee = $525
Tennessee Within 15 days $500
Texas Within 15 days 1/10 of 1% of the aggregate amount of securities described as being offered for sale, but in no event will the fee be more than $500.
Fee for secondary trading of federal covered securities: $500.
Utah Within 15 days $100
Vermont Within 15 days $600
Virgin Islands Within 15 days $1,500 (late fee: $3,000) Amendment: $50
General transaction fee: Persons currently engaged in securities transactions in the Virgin Islands must pay a $50 fee for filing terminations, withdrawals, notifications and other documents with the Division of Banking and Insurance.
Virginia Within 15 days $250
Washington Within 15 days $300
West Virginia Within 15 days $125
Wisconsin Within 15 days $200
Wyoming Within 15 days $200