Oklahoma 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.

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Company Licenses

Oklahoma Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Oklahoma Bingo and Breakopen Ticket Game Licenses

Game Type:

Bingo and breakopen ticket games.

Agency:Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission
Organization Age Requirement:

2 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Minors accompanied by a parent or legal guardian are allowed to play bingo.

Prize Limits:

The maximum bingo prize for a bingo session is $6,000.

Initial Registration

Agency:Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission
Form:

Charity Games Organization Application

Agency fee:

$100

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission
Form:

Charity Games Organization Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oklahoma Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Oklahoma Insurance Department
Organization Age Requirement:

3 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Minimum Unrestricted Cash or Cash Equivalent Requirement:

$100,000

Disclosure Details:

Charities must disclose the following: "A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department."

Audit Requirements:

Charities must submit an audited financial statement every year.

Legal Notes:

OK Stat. § 36-4071 through OK stat. § 36-4082

Initial Registration

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Oklahoma charities must provide notice within 90 days of when 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

Due:

Annually within 90 days of receipt of the final audit report.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oklahoma Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Oklahoma Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Section
Legal Notes:

Oklahoma Statutes Ann. §§ 18-552.1 to 18.552.6

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions when solicitations are primarily confined to students and their families, alumni, and faculty.
  • Membership organizations
  • Appeals for individuals
Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Initial Registration

Form:

SOS FORM 101-01/13: Registration Statement of Charitable Organization

Filing method:

Online or mail.

Agency fee:

$15-65, depending on contributions

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • The president, chairman, or principal officer must sign. The signature need not be notarized.
  • The secretary will mail back a statement of receipt and certificate.
  • Some Oklahoma counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Form:

SOS FORM 101-01/13: Registration Statement of Charitable Organization

Filing method:

Online or mail.

Agency fee:

$15-65, depending on contributions

Due:

Renewal is due annually before the anniversary of your previous renewal filing. This means that your renewal date will change every year unless you file on the same day every year. You will NOT receive a renewal reminder.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • The president, chairman, or principal officer must sign. The signature need not be notarized.

Oklahoma Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Oklahoma 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.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for commercial co-venturers in Oklahoma, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Oklahoma Fundraising Counsel Registration

Agency:Oklahoma Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration as a Professional Fundraiser

Agency fee:

$215

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Registration as a Professional Fundraiser (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$215

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oklahoma Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Oklahoma Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Section

Initial Registration

Form:

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

Agency fee:

$215

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

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

Agency fee:

$215

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Individual Licenses

Oklahoma Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Oklahoma Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Oklahoma Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Section

Initial Registration

Form:

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

Agency fee:

$25

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

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

Agency fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

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