Individual Professional Solicitor Licensing

The following table summarizes paid solicitor licensing requirements for individuals across the United States.

Alabama

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Agency

Alabama Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division

License Renewal

Alaska

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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 Alaska.

Arizona

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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 Arizona.

Arkansas

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Agency

Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)

California

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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 California.

Colorado

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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 Colorado.

Connecticut

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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.

Delaware

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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 Delaware.

District of Columbia

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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 District of Columbia.

Florida

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Agency

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

License Renewal

Fee:

$0

Form:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail 45 days prior to expiration.

Due:

Annually

Georgia

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Agency

Georgia Secretary of State

Hawaii

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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 Hawaii.

Idaho

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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 Idaho.

Illinois

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Agency

Illinois Attorney General - Charitable Trust Bureau

License Renewal

Indiana

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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 Indiana.

Iowa

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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 Iowa.

Kansas

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Agency

Kansas Secretary of State

License Renewal

Kentucky

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Agency

Kentucky Attorney General - Charities

License Renewal

Louisiana

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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 Louisiana.

Maine

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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 Maine.

Maryland

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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 Maryland.

Massachusetts

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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 Massachusetts.

Michigan

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Minnesota

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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 Minnesota.

Mississippi

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Agency

Mississippi Secretary of State

License Renewal

Missouri

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Agency

Missouri Attorney General - Charities

Initial Application

License Renewal

Not required

Montana

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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 Montana.

Nebraska

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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 Nebraska.

Nevada

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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 Nevada.

New Hampshire

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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 New Hampshire.

New Jersey

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Agency

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Charities Registration Section

New Mexico

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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 New Mexico.

New York

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Agency

New York Attorney General - Charities Bureau

North Carolina

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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 North Carolina.

North Dakota

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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 North Dakota.

Ohio

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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 Ohio.

Oklahoma

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Agency

Oklahoma Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Section

License Renewal

Fee:

$25

Form:

https://www.sos.ok.gov/(S(rxow5nrnwbjxrg45rwhhhg45))/charity/forms.aspx

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Oregon

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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 Oregon.

Pennsylvania

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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 Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island

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Agency

Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation

License Renewal

Fee:

$0

Form:

http://www.dbr.state.ri.us/divisions/charitable/

Due:

Annually by June 30.

South Carolina

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Agency

South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Public Charities

South Dakota

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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 South Dakota.

Tennessee

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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 Tennessee.

Texas

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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 Texas.

Utah

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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 Utah.

Vermont

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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 Vermont.

Virginia

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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 Virginia.

Washington

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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 Washington.

West Virginia

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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 West Virginia.

Wisconsin

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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 Wisconsin.

Wyoming

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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 Wyoming.

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