NDBF COVID-19 Consumer and Industry Guidance

Please find the Department's Consumer and Industry guidance here or access them under the "About" section.

Business Opportunities & Franchises

Filing Requirements

For more information on what should be filed or if a business qualifies for an exemption filing, please contact the Bureau of Securities. Companies should submit one filing for each disclosure document available to the public. If several programs are offered on one disclosure document, only one filing is necessary (make reference to other programs as DBAs).

Using a "state-specific" Nebraska disclosure document
The following information should be submitted:

  • A state specific disclosure document (specific content requirements are listed in the Nebraska SAMP Act);
  • A list of names and resident addresses of individuals selling the business opportunity or franchise (list must be resubmitted every six months); and
  • Initial filing fee of $100 ($50 renewal).


Filers using a Nebraska disclosure document are required by state law to notify the Bureau of Securities when information within the disclosure documents change ($50 amendment fee), and to renew their filing annually ($50 renewal fee).

Using a "national" type disclosure document
This type of filing is also referred to as an "Exemption Notice Filing". The following information should be submitted:

  • A completed Seller Assisted Plan Exemption Notice; and
  • A one-time $100 filing fee.

If you would like a notice of your effective date, include a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a copy of your completed Seller Assisted Plan Exemption Notice (along with the original) or a copy of a letter requesting notification.


State Forms & Resources

Seller Assisted Marketing Plan Exemption Notice
Seller Assisted Marketing Plan Act (SAMP Act)
Interpretative Opinion – Seller Assisted Marketing Plans On The Internet


Federal Resources

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)


Complaints & Investigations

Our agency also investigates complaints regarding the purchase of a franchise or business opportunity by a Nebraska resident. For more information regarding this process, please visit our Complaint section.