Attorney General: Charities Authorities

In many states, charities must register before they are permitted to solicit state residents for donations. This directory will help you quickly find the charitable division, bureau, or other filing authority in your state. If you need help filing your registration or renewal, we are happy to help.

Alabama

Alabama Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division

Physical address:
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 300152
Montgomery, AL 36130

Phone: (334) 242-7335
Fax: (334) 353-8400

Web: Home Name search Forms

Alaska

Alaska Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit

Mailing address:
1031 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907-269-5200 or 1-888-576-2529

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: LawCharities@alaska.gov

Arizona

Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services Division

Mailing address:
1700 W. Washington Street, Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

Phone: (602) 542-6187
Fax: (602) 542-4366

Web: Home Name search

Arkansas

Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS) (Charities)

Mailing address:
1401 W. Capitol Avenue Ste 250
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501) 683-0094
Fax: (501) 682-3437

Web: Home Name search
Email: charities@sos.arkansas.gov

California

California Attorney General - Registry of Charities and Fundraisers

Physical address:
1300 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing address:
Attn: Registry of Charitable Trusts
P.O. Box 903447
Sacramento, CA 94203-4470

Phone: (916) 210-6400

Web: Home Name search

Notes: Use the contact form for charity inquiries.

Colorado

Colorado Secretary of State - Business & Licensing Division - Charities & Fundraisers Program

Physical address:
1700 Broadway
Suite 550
Denver, CO 80290

Phone: 303-894-2200 & press 2
Fax: (303) 869-4871

Web: Home Name search
Email: charitable@coloradosos.gov

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection - Public Charities Unit

Mailing address:
Dept. of Consumer Protection Attn: Public Charities Unit
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 801
Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: (860) 713-6170

Web: Home Name search
Email: dcp.publiccharities@ct.gov

Florida

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Consumer Services

Physical address:
2005 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32399-6500

Mailing address:
Division of Consumer Services
P.O. Box 6700
Tallahassee, FL 32399-6700

Phone: 1-800-435-7352

Web: Home Name search
Email: CSWebmaster@FDACS.gov

Georgia

Georgia Secretary of State - Office of Charity Bingo

Physical address:
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334


Web: Home
Email: bingo@sos.ga.gov

Georgia

Georgia Secretary of State - Charities Division

Physical address:
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE
Suite 317, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: (470) 312-2640

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: charities@sos.ga.gov

Hawaii

Hawaii Tax and Charities Division

Physical address:
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 586-1480
Fax: (808) 586-8116

Web: Home Name search
Email: ATG.Charities@Hawaii.gov

Idaho

Idaho Office of the Attorney General

Mailing address:
700 W. Jefferson Street
Suite 210, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720

Phone: (208) 334-2400
Fax: (208) 854-8071

Web: Home

Illinois

Illinois Attorney General - Charitable Trust Bureau

Mailing address:
Illinois Attorney General - Charitable Trust Bureau
115 S. LaSalle, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: (312) 814-2595

Web: Home Name search

Indiana

Indiana Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division

Physical address:
302 W. Washington St., 5th Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-232-6330 or 1-800-382-5516

Web: Home

Iowa

Iowa Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division

Physical address:
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-5926  or 1-888-777-4590
Fax: (515) 281-6771

Web: Home
Email: consumer@ag.state.ia.us

Kansas

Kansas Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division - Charitable Organization Registration Program

Physical address:
120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: (785) 296-3751
Fax: (785) 291-3699

Web: Home Name search

Kentucky

Kentucky Attorney General - Charities

Mailing address:
1024 Capital Center Drive
Suite 200
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 696-5300

Web: Home Name search

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Justice - Public Protection Division - Charities

Mailing address:
1885 N. 3rd Street, 4th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: (225) 326-6414
Fax: (225) 326-6499

Web: Home
Email: gitsc@ag.louisiana.gov

Maine

Maine Office of Professional and Occupation Regulation

Physical address:
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

Phone: (207) 624-8603

Web: Home Name search

Maryland

Maryland Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Division

Mailing address:
16 Francis Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-974-5534 or 800-825-4510
Fax: (410) 974-5190

Web: Home Name search
Email: dlcharity_sos@maryland.gov

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Attorney General - Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division

Mailing address:
1 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 963-2101

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: charities@mass.gov

Michigan

Michigan Attorney General - Charitable Trust Section

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 30214
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 335-7571
Fax: (517) 241-7074

Web: Home Name search
Email: ct_email@michigan.gov

Minnesota

Minnesota Attorney General - Charities

Mailing address:
445 Minnesota Street
Suite 1200
St. Paul, MN 55101-2130

Phone: (651) 757-1496 or (800) 657-3787

Web: Home Name search
Email: charity.registration@ag.state.mn.us

Mississippi

Mississippi Secretary of State - Charities Division

Mailing address:
125 S. Congress Street P.O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205

Phone: (601) 359-1599
Fax: (601) 359-9070

Web: Home Name search
Email: charities.customerservice@sos.ms.gov

Missouri

Missouri Attorney General - Charities

Mailing address:
PO Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573) 751-1197

Web: Home
Email: registrations@ago.mo.gov

Montana

Montana Attorney General - Charities

Phone: 1-800-481-6896
Fax: (406) 444-5275

Web: Home

Nebraska

Nebraska Secretary of State - Charities

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-8606
Fax: (402) 471-2530

Web: Home
Email: sos.licensing@nebraska.gov

Nevada

Nevada Secretary of State

Physical address:
202 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: (775) 684-5708

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: sosfilings@sos.nv.gov

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Justice - Charitable Trusts Unit

Physical address:
1 Granite Place South
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 271-3591

Web: Home Name search
Email: charitabletrusts2@doj.nh.gov

New Jersey

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Charities Registration Section

Physical address:
124 Halsey St.
Newark, NJ 07101

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 45021
Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: (973) 504-6215
Fax: (973) 273-8035

Web: Home Name search
Email: charitiesportalsupport@dca.lps.state.nj.us

Notes: For general questions regarding registrations, email charitiesportalsupport@dca.njoag.gov; For issues regarding the DCA portal, email dcaportalhd@dca.njoag.gov

New Mexico

New Mexico Attorney General - Charities Unit

Physical address:
201 3rd Street NW Suite 300
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 717-3500
Fax: (505) 318-1050

Web: Home Name search
Email: Charity.Registrar@nmag.gov

New York

New York Attorney General - Charities Bureau

Mailing address:
28 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10005

Phone: (212) 416-8401

Web: Home Name search
Email: charities.bureau@ag.ny.gov

North Carolina

North Carolina Secretary of State - Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division

Physical address:
2 South Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Mailing address:
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626

Phone: (919) 814-5280
Fax: (919) 807-2220

Web: Home Name search
Email: csl@sosnc.gov

North Dakota

North Dakota Secretary of State

Mailing address:
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 108
1st Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone: 701-328-2900 Toll Free: 800-352-0867 TTY: 800-366-6888
Fax: (701) 328-0106

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: sosbir@nd.gov

Ohio

Ohio Attorney General

Physical address:
30 E. Broad St.
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 466-3181
Fax: (877) 690-1814

Web: Home Name search
Email: charitableregistration@ohioago.gov

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Section

Physical address:
421 N.W. 13th
Suite 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Phone: (405) 521-3912
Fax: (405) 521-3771

Web: Home Name search

Oregon

Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section

Physical address:
100 SW Market Street
Portland, Oregon 97201

Mailing address:
100 SW Market Street
Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (971) 673-1880
Fax: (971) 673-1882

Web: Home Name search
Email: Charitable@doj.state.or.us

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations - Charities Section

Mailing address:
401 North Street
207 N. Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone: (717) 783-1720 or (800) 732-0999
Fax: (717) 783-6014

Web: Home Name search
Email: ST-CHARITY@pa.gov

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation

Physical address:
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-9500
Fax: (401) 462-9532

Web: Home Name search

South Carolina

South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Public Charities

Physical address:
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 734-1790

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: charities@sos.sc.gov

South Dakota

South Dakota Office of the Attorney General - Division of Consumer Protection

Physical address:
1302 E Hwy 14
Suite 3
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: (605) 773-4400
Fax: (605) 773-7163

Web: Home
Email: consumerhelp@state.sd.us

Tennessee

Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming

Physical address:
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Mailing address:
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1102

Phone: (615) 741-2555

Web: Home Name search
Email: charitable.solicitations@tn.gov

Texas

Texas Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548

Phone: (800) 621-0508

Web: Home

Texas

Texas Attorney General - Financial and Tax Litigation Division - Charitable Trusts Section

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711


Web: Home Name search

Utah

Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Consumer Protection

Physical address:
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Mailing address:
PO Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704

Phone: 801-530-6601 or 1-800-721-SAFE
Fax: (801) 530-6001

Web: Home Name search
Email: consumerprotection@utah.gov

Vermont

Vermont Office of the Attorney General

Mailing address:
Vermont Attorney General's Office
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609

Phone: (802) 828-3171
Fax: (802) 304-1014

Web: Home
Email: ago.info@vermont.gov

Virginia

Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 526
Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: (804) 786-1343
Fax: (804) 225-2666

Web: Home Name search
Email: ocarpunit.vdacs@vdacs.virginia.gov

Washington

Washington Secretary of State - Corporations and Charities Division

Physical address:
Dolliver Building
801 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501

Mailing address:
PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234

Phone: 360-725-0377 or 800-332-GIVE (Washington only)

Web: Home Name search
Email: charities@sos.wa.gov

West Virginia

West Virginia Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Division

Physical address:
13 Kanawha Blvd. West
Suite 201
Charleston, WV 25302

Phone: (304) 558-8000
Fax: (304) 558-8381

Web: Home Name search
Email: charities@wvsos.gov

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Division of Corporate and Consumer Services - Charitable Organizations and Fund Raisers Section

Physical address:
4822 Madison Yards Way
North Tower
Madison, WI 53707

Mailing address:
PO Box 7879
Madison, WI 53707

Phone: (608) 267-1711
Fax: (608) 267-6813

Web: Home Name search
Email: DFICharitableOrgs@dfi.wisconsin.gov

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands General Registry Department

Mailing address:
133 Elgin Avenue
Box 123
George Town, KY1-9000

Phone: (345) 946-7922
Fax: (345) 949-0969

Web: Home Name search

Guam

Guam Office of Accountability - Department of Revenue and Taxation

Phone: (671) 475-0390
Fax: (671) 472-7951

Web: Home Forms
Email: admin@guamopa.com