Louisiana 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

Louisiana Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Louisiana Charitable Gaming License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Louisiana Office of Charitable Gaming
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:Louisiana Office of Charitable Gaming
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$75

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Agency:Louisiana Office of Charitable Gaming
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$75

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Louisiana Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



No filing is required. Louisiana exempts 501(c)(3) organizations from insurance regulations related to charitable gift annuities.

Louisiana Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Louisiana Department of Justice - Public Protection Division - Charities
Law:

Louisiana Revised Statutes Ann. §§ 51:1901-1902; Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 16, Part III, §515

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

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Charities that do not use professional fundraisers or fundraising counsels are automatically exempt from registration.

One-Time Exemption Registration

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

$0

Law:

16 LAC Pt. III §515

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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:

$25

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Include signatures as required in the URS form instructions
  • Some Louisiana 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:

$25

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Louisiana Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Louisiana 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



Louisiana Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



Louisiana does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for fundraising counsels, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Louisiana License Exemption

Agency:Louisiana Office of Charitable Gaming
Notes:

See this page for examples of organizations eligible for exemption.

Initial Registration

Agency:Louisiana Office of Charitable Gaming
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

See this page for examples of organizations eligible for exemption.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Louisiana Office of Charitable Gaming
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Louisiana Professional Solicitor Registration

Agency:Louisiana Department of Justice - Public Protection Division - Charities
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Contract Filing

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Louisiana Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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