Franchise Regulation

  • Effective October 1, 2022: Franchise filings and corresponding fee payments must be submitted through the NASAA Franchise Electronic Filing Depository (“FRED”) at, unless there is hardship in doing so and a hardship application is submitted in accordance with the instructions on the Franchise Registration Information Sheet.

Investor Protection Bureau

The Office of the New York State Attorney General protects investors, businesses, shareholders, and consumers. We also regulate brokers, investment advisors, and commodities professionals to make sure they are following the law. If we find that a business or professional is violating the law, we get remedies for investors and businesses, including monetary compensation.