City of Columbus Department of Public Safety


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Contact Information

Phone: 614-645-8210
Fax: 614-645-8268

Web: Home

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the City of Columbus Department of Public Safety in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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City of Columbus Charitable Solicitations Permit

Agency:City of Columbus Department of Public Safety
Law:

Columbus Code of Ordinances Ch. 525

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Any bona fide, publicly recognized evangelical, missionary, or religious organization or charities, agencies, or organizations operated, supervised, or controlled by such organizations
  • Any college, university or school accredited by a regional accrediting association such as the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or approved by the Department of Education of the state of Ohio, or person acting under the auspices of such colleges, universities or schools
  • An organization where the solicitation is made solely from the membership of said organization
  • Any person requesting contributions for the relief of any individual or family, specified by name at the time of the solicitation, if all of the contributions collected, without any deductions whatsoever, are turned over to the named beneficiary
  • Any person, when contemplated gross contributions of a fund solicitation will not exceed $500 in any one year

Initial Registration

Form:

Charitable Solicitations Application

Agency Fee:

$60

Registration Renewal

Form:

Charitable Solicitations Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

City of Columbus Professional Fundraiser License

Agency:City of Columbus Department of Public Safety

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Fundraiser Application

Agency Fee:

$20 application fee + $150 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Fundraiser Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$20 application fee + $150 license fee.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

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