Attorney General: Charities Authorities

This page was last fact-checked January 8, 2014

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.

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State Charity Registration Authority Contact Information
Alabama State of Alabama
  • Office of the Attorney General
    • Consumer Protection Section
Phone: 1-800-392-5658 or 334-242-7335
Fax: 334-242-2433
Email:
Web: http://www.ago.state.al.us/Page-Consumer-Protection
Physical Address: 501 Washington Avenue Montgomery, AL, 36104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 300152 Montgomery, AL, 36130
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Alaska State of Alaska
  • Department of Law
    • Consumer Protection Unit
Phone: 907-269-5200 or 888-576-2529
Fax:
Email: LawCharities@alaska.gov
Web: http://www.law.state.ak.us/department/civil/consumer/cpindex.html
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: 1031 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 200 Anchorage, AK, 99501
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Arizona State of Arizona
  • Office of the Secretary of State
Phone: Charities: 602-542-6187
Fax: 602-542-4366
Email:
Web: http://www.azsos.gov/business_services/filings.htm
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: 1700 W. Washington Street, Fl. 7 Phoenix, AZ, 85007-2808
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Arkansas State of Arkansas
  • Office of the Attorney General
    • Public Protection Department
Phone: 501-682-2007 or 800-482-8982
Fax:
Email:
Web: http://arkansasag.gov/programs/arkansas-lawyer/charities-registration
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: 323 Center Street, Suite 200 Little Rock, AR, 72201
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California State of California
  • Department of Justice
    • Office of the Attorney General
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Web: http://oag.ca.gov/charities
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: Attn: Registry of Charitable Trusts ,P.O. Box 903447, Sacramento, CA, 94203-4470
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Colorado State of Colorado
  • Secretary of State
Phone: 303-894-2200 and press 2
Fax: Business Organizations: 303-869-4864 Charities Registrations: 303-869-4871
Email: Business Organizations: business@sos.state.co.us Charities Registrations: charitable@sos.state.co.us
Web: http://www.sos.state.co.us/
Physical Address: 1700 Broadway Denver, CO, 80290
Mailing Address: , ,
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Connecticut State of Connecticut
  • Department of Consumer Protections
Phone: 860-713-6100 / Toll-Free: 800-842-2649
Fax:
Email:
Web: http://ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=1654&q=459952
Physical Address: 165 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT, 6106
Mailing Address: , ,
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Florida State of Florida
  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    • Division of Consumer Services
Phone: 1-800-435-7352 or 1-800-352-9832 en Espanol
Fax:
Email:
Web: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: Division of Consumer Services ,P.O. Box 6700, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-6700
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Hawaii State of Hawaii
  • Tax and Charities Division
Phone: 808-586-1480
Fax: 808-586-8116
Email: marlene.baba@hawaii.gov
Web: http://ag.hawaii.gov/tax/
Physical Address: 425 Queen Street Honolulu, HI, 96813
Mailing Address: , ,
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Illinois State of Illinois
  • Attorney General
    • Charitable Trust Bureau
Phone: 312-814-2595
Fax:
Email:
Web: http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/register_report.html
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: , ,
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Indiana State of Indiana
  • Office of the Attorney General
    • Consumer Protection Division
Phone: 317-232-6330 or 1-800-382-5516
Fax:
Email:
Web: http://www.indianaconsumer.com/consumer_guide/charitable_info.asp
Physical Address: 302 W. Washington St., 5th Floor Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Mailing Address: , ,
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Iowa State of Iowa
  • Office of the Attorney General
    • Consumer Protection Division
Phone: 515-281-5926 or 1-888-777-4590
Fax: 515-281-6771
Email: consumer@ag.state.ia.us
Web: http://www.state.ia.us/government/ag/consumer/online_regis.html
Physical Address: 1305 E. Walnut Street Des Moines, IA, 50319
Mailing Address: , ,
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Maine State of Maine
  • Office of Proffessional and Occupation Regulation
Phone: 207-624-8603
Fax:
Email:
Web: http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/charitable/organization.htm
Physical Address: 35 State House Station Augusta, ME, 04333-0035
Mailing Address: , ,
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New Mexico State of New Mexico
  • Office of the Attorney General
    • Charities Unit
Phone: 505-827-6000
Fax: 505-827-5826
Email: Charity.Registrar@nmag.gov
Web: http://www.nmag.gov/the_office/Communications-Division/consumer-protection/charities
Physical Address: 408 Galisteo Street ,Villagra Building, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 1508 Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1508
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New York State of New York
  • Office of the Attorney General
Phone: 1-800-771-7755 or 1-800-788-9898 (TTY)
Fax:
Email:
Web: http://www.ag.ny.gov/
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: Office of the Attorney General ,The Capitol, Albany, NY, 12224-0341
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New York State of New York
  • Office of the Attorney General
    • Charities Bureau
Phone: 212-416-8401
Fax:
Email: charities.bureau@ag.ny.gov or charities.fundraising@ag.ny.gov
Web: http://www.charitiesnys.com/home.jsp
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: , ,
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North Dakota State of North Dakota
  • Secretary of State
Phone: 701-328-4284 or 900-352-0867 ext. 328-4284 or TTY: 800-366-6888
Fax: 701-328-0106 (Business Information, Copies and Certifications of Records, Annual Reports) or 701-328-2992 (Business Registration Documents)
Email: sosbir@nd.gov
Web: http://www.nd.gov/sos/
Physical Address: 600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 108, 1st Floor Bismarck, ND, 58505-0500
Mailing Address: , ,
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Texas State of Texas
  • Attorney General
    • Consumer Protection Division
Phone: 800-621-0508
Fax:
Email:
Web: https://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/nonprofits.shtml
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12548 Austin, TX, 78711-2548
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Utah State of Utah
  • Department of Commerce
    • Division of Consumer Protection
Phone: 801-530-6601 or 1-800-721-SAFE
Fax: 801-530-6001
Email: consumerprotection@utah.gov
Web: http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/
Physical Address: 160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Mailing Address: , ,
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Virginia Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS)
    • Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
Phone: 804-786-1343
Fax: 804-225-2666
Email:
Web: http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/consumer/index.shtml
Physical Address: , ,
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 526 Richmond, VA, 23218
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Washington State of Washington
  • Office of the Secretary of State
    • Charities Program
Phone: 360-725-0378 or 800-332-GIVE (Washington only)
Fax:
Email: charities@sos.wa.gov
Web: http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/default.aspx
Physical Address: Dolliver Building ,801 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, 98501
Mailing Address: PO Box 40234 Olympia, WA, 98504-0234
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