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.

State Charitable Registration Authority
Alabama Alabama Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division

Physical address:
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

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

Phone: 1-800-392-5658 or 334-242-7335
Fax: 334-242-2433

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 888-576-2529

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

Arizona Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services

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

Phone: Charities: 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: 501-682-3409 or 888-233-0325

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

California California Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts

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 (Charities)

Physical address:
1700 Broadway
Denver, CO 80290

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

Web: Home Name search
Email: charitable@sos.state.co.us

Connecticut Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Physical address:
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 6106

Phone: 860-713-6100 / Toll-Free: 800-842-2649

Web: Home Name search

Delaware Delaware Division of Revenue (Charities info)

Mailing address:
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone: 302.577.8205

Web: Home

District of Columbia District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Business Licensing Division

Mailing address:
1100 4th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone: (202) 442-4400 or (202) 123-4567 TTY
Fax: (202) 442-9445

Web: Home Name search

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

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

Phone: 1-800-435-7352 or 1-800-352-9832 en Espanol

Web: Home Name search

Georgia Georgia Professional Licensing Boards and Securities Division

Mailing address:
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217

Phone: (478) 207-2440

Web: Home Name search

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: marlene.baba@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

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 Secretary of State - Charities

Mailing address:
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor, 120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: (785) 296-4564 or 1-800-766-3777 (TTY/TTD)
Fax: (785) 296-4570

Web: Home Name search
Email: kssos@sos.ks.gov

Kentucky Kentucky Attorney General - Charities

Mailing address:
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-696-5300

Web: Home Name search
Email: kssos@sos.ks.gov

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.state.la.us

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: ksmith@sos.state.md.us

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

Mailing address:
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 2108

Phone: (617) 727-2200, ext. 2101

Web: Home Name search

Michigan Michigan Attorney General - Charitable Trust Section

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

Phone: (517) 373-1152
Fax: (517) 241-7074

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

Minnesota Minnesota Attorney General - Charities

Mailing address:
1400 Bremer Tower, 445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: (651) 296-3353 or (800) 657-3787

Web: Home Name search

Mississippi Mississippi Secretary of State - Charities Division

Mailing address:
125 S. Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39205

Phone: 601-359-1599
Fax: 601-359-1499

Web: Home Name search

Missouri Missouri Attorney General - Charities

Mailing address:
PO Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 573-751-3321

Web: Home Name search

Montana Montana Attorney General - Charities

Mailing address:
555 Fuller Avenue, P.O. Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620

Phone: 1-800-481-6896

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: support@nvsilverflume.gov

New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Justice- Charitable Trusts Unit

Physical address:
33 Capitol St.
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) 504-6200
Fax: (973) 273-8035

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

New Mexico New Mexico Attorney General - Charities Unit

Physical address:
408 Galisteo Street, Villagra Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Mailing address:
P.O. Drawer 1508
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508

Phone: 505-827-6000
Fax: 505-827-5826

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 or charities.fundraisin

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) 814-5400
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) 466-4986

Web: Home Name search

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.activities@doj.state.or.us

Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Charitable Organizations

Mailing address:
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 2920

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

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, 8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

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

Utah Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Consumer Protection

Mailing address:
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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

Washington Washington Secretary of State - Charities Program

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

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

Phone: 360-725-0378 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:
Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: (304) 558-8000
Fax: (304) 558-0900

Web: Home Name search

Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions - Division of Banking

Mailing address:
PO Box 7876
Madison, WI 53707

Phone: (608) 267-1711

Web: Home Name search

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