Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 13193
Austin, Texas 78711

Phone: 512-475-0775
Fax: 512-475-2815

Web: Name search
Email: registrationsunit_assist@sos.tx.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit 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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Texas Charitable Solicitation Registration

Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Bond Requirements:

Veteran's organizations have a bond requirement of $5,000 if the solicitor solicits in only one county, $10,000 if the solicitor solicits in more than one county but fewer than six counties, or $25,000 if the solicitor solicits in six or more counties.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:4/10/20

Automatic Exemption

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Only certain public safety organizations, independent promoters, public safety publications, veterans organizations, and telephone solicitors are required to register. All other charities are automatically exempt.

Initial Registration

Form:

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/other/forms.shtml#PSOPPF

Notes:
  • Registration is only required for certain public safety organizations, independent promoters, public safety publications, veterans organizations, and telephone solicitors.
  • Some Texas counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
Before you Apply:

All Applicants:

  • Check the available exemptions to see if your charity is eligible for exemption from the full registration requirement.
  • Look through the list of required attachments and make sure that you have each required document in hand before starting the registration application.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section.
  2. Submit a registration form and all required attachments to the Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your charity will need to foreign qualify based on your activity in Texas. If not required, skip to number 3.
  2. File foreign qualification documents with the Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section.
  3. Submit a registration form and all required attachments to the Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit.
Required Attachments:

  • IRS form 990
  • Professional fundraising contracts
Fact Checked:4/14/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/statdoc/statforms.shtml#NPUF

Due:

Renewal for telephone solicitation, public safety organizations, independent promotors, and public safety publications is due annually by the registration anniversary date.

Due Date Extension:

Texas does not grant extensions for charitable organization registration.

Required Attachments:

None

Fact Checked:2/4/20

Texas Third-Party Debt Collector Bond Registration

Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit
Bond Requirements:

$10,000 surety bond.

Notes:

Texas does not issue collection agency licenses but instead requires agencies to submit a bond registration.

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Third-Party Debt Collector Bond Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Bond filings do not need to be renewed.

Texas Veterans Organization Solicitor Registration

Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit
Fact Checked:8/7/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 3504: Veterans Organization Solicitor's Registration Statement

Agency Fee:

$500

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:12/15/16

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form 3504: Veterans Organization Solicitor's Registration Statement (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:12/15/16

Financial Reporting

Form:

Form 3506: Veterans Organization Solicitor's Quarterly Report

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

By the end of each calendar quarter in which the solicitor raised at least $5,000 for a veteran's organization.

Notes:

A solicitor that raises more than $5000 for a veterans organization during a calendar quarter, must file the following report with the secretary of state at the end of that calendar quarter.

Fact Checked:8/8/19

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