New Jersey Fundraising Licensing

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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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New Jersey Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

New Jersey Bingo, Raffle, and Casino Nights Licenses

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Charities must register as a qualified organization with the commission before applying for local level charitable gaming permits.

Registration Renewal

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

New Jersey Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance - Division of Insurance
Law:

NJ Rev. Stat. § 17B:17-13.1

Audit Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Proof of entity registration and charitable registration are required with the application. Charities must maintain a segregated reserve fund that covers the current value of all outstanding annuity payments plus the greater of $100,000 or 10% of the reserve fund.

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

An annual statement should be filed even if the organization did not issue annuities.

New Jersey Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Charities Registration Section
Law:

New Jersey Statutes Ann. § 45:17A-18 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
Law:

NJ Admin Code 13:48-3.3

Notes:

To claim an exemption, submit a letter explaining why your organization is eligible for exemption.

Initial Registration

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$30-$250, depending on gross contributions.

Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • The CFO and another authorized officer must sign. Signatured need not be notarized.
  • Some New Jersey counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$30-$250, depending on gross contributions.

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required. Large organizations may need to provide audited financial statements.

Contract Filing

Agency Fee:

$30

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

There is no form, simply submit the contract and fee.

Financial Reporting

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Change of Fiscal Year

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Use the DCA portal and start a renewal registration. You can enter the new fiscal year end month and renew for that year.

New Jersey Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



New Jersey 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



New Jersey Fund-Raising Counsel Registration

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Charities Registration Section
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

The bond is only required if the fundraising counsel will have custody or access to the charitable organization's money.

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$250

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Contract Filing

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$30

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

New Jersey Paid Fund-Raiser Registration

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Charities Registration Section
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$250

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Contract Filing

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$30

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

New Jersey Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

New Jersey Solicitor of an Independent Paid Fund Raiser Registration

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Charities Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$15

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$15

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

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