Connecticut Fundraising Licensing

Resources for charities, businesses, professional fundraisers, and individuals conducting charitable solicitation activities
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Below, you'll find licensing requirements for a range of fundraising activities. At a glance, you can see requirements, fees, filing instructions, and links to forms for everything from charitable gaming and cause marketing to professional fundraisers and charitable gift annuities.

Make sure your fundraising activities meet the unique requirements of each jurisdiction where you’re soliciting. Feel free to explore, bookmark, and share!

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Company Licenses

Connecticut Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Connecticut Bingo, Raffle, and Bazaar Permits

Not required



Bingo, bazaar, and raffle permits are now issued only at the municipal level.

Connecticut Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Connecticut Insurance Department
Law:

CT Stat. § 38a-1030 et seq.

Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Minimum Unrestricted Cash or Cash Equivalent Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Notes:

Connecticut charities must provide notice on the day they first enter into a charitable gift annuity agreement. Notices must identify the organization, certify that the organization is a charity and that the annuities issued are qualified charitable gift annuities, and be signed by an officer or director.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Connecticut Charity Registration

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Law:

Connecticut General Statutes § 21a-190a et seq.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Exemptions do not expire as long as the organization continues to qualify under the exemption criteria.

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:
  • Carefully ensure you include all required attachments.
  • Two authorized representatives must sign. Notarized signatures are not required.
  • The exemption may be submitted by e-mail.
  • Some Connecticut counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Attach IRS Form 990

Change of Fiscal Year

Notes:

Fiscal year can be changed during the standard renewal process. Submit the last 990 prior to change and include the short year 990 as well.

Connecticut Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Connecticut does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for commercial co-venturers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Connecticut Fundraising Counsel Registration

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$120

Notes:

Registration is only required of fundraising counsels that have custody or control of contributions.

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$120

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Connecticut Paid Solicitor Registration

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$500

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Connecticut Permit to Sell Sealed Tickets

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Notes:

Individual volunteers may also need to apply for a permit before aiding a charity with sealed ticket game activities.

Initial Registration

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Connecticut Permit to Sell Sealed Tickets Monthly

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Initial Registration

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Connecticut Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Connecticut Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



Solicitors who are not employed by a professional fundraising firm but operate independently may be required to register. Employees of professional fundraising firms are generally not required to register as an individual solicitor in Connecticut.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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