Oregon 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

Oregon Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Oregon Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



No filing is required, but charities need to meet certain conditions before issuing charitable gift annuities. Charities that hold certificates of authority issued prior to 2006 may continue issuing charitable gift annuities if they keep an annual audited financial statement on file.

Oregon Class A or B Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Organization Age Requirement:

1 year 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.

Initial Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form:

Class A and B Bingo Application

Agency fee:

$200 for a Class A license, $100 for a Class B license.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form:

Class A and B Bingo Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$200 for a Class A license, $100 for a Class B license.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oregon Class A or B Monte Carlo License

Game Type:

Monte Carlo games

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Organization Age Requirement:

1 year of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Initial Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form:

Class A and B Monte Carlo Application

Agency fee:

$100 for a Class A license, $40 for a Class B license.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form:

Class A and B Monte Carlo Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$100 for a Class A license, $40 for a Class B license.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oregon Class A or B Raffle License

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Organization Age Requirement:

1 year 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 purchase tickets.

Initial Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form:

Class A and B Raffle Application

Agency fee:

$100 for a Class A license, $40 for a Class B license.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form:

Class A and B Raffle Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$100 for a Class A license, $40 for a Class B license.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oregon Class C or D Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Organization Age Requirement:

1 year 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.

Initial Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form:

Class C and D Bingo Application

Agency fee:

$40 for a Class C license, $20 for a Class D license.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form:

Class C and D Bingo Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$40 for a Class C license, $20 for a Class D license.

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oregon Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Oregon 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.

More information: Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section

Initial Registration

Not required



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

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://www.doj.state.or.us/charigroup/pages/howtofund.aspx

Agency fee:

$250

Due:

Annually

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oregon Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



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

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Oregon, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://www.doj.state.or.us/charigroup/pages/howtofund.aspx

Agency fee:

$250

Due:

Annually

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oregon Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Financial Report Requirements:

Due within 90 days after a campaign has ended and on the anniversary of commencement for campaigns lasting more than a year.

Contract Filing Requirements:

File a solicitation notice at least 10 days prior to the start of each solicitation campaign.

Initial Registration

Form:

http://www.doj.state.or.us/charigroup/pages/howtofund.aspx

Agency fee:

$250

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://www.doj.state.or.us/charigroup/pages/howtofund.aspx

Agency fee:

$250

Due:

Annually

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Oregon Registration for Charitable Organizations

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Legal Notes:

Oregon Revised Statutes Ann., Vol. 3, § 128.610 et seq. Statutes and Rules Governing Oregon Nonprofits

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Religious organizations
  • Oregon mutual benefit nonprofits
  • Educational institutions which do not hold property in Oregon and limit solicitations to alumni of the institution
  • Unincorporated organizations
Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Initial Registration

Form:

URS or Form RF-C: Registration for Charitable Organizations

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Organizations required to register must do so before conducting activities, holding assets, or soliciting contributions for a charitable purpose. Corporations organized under the laws of Oregon should register immediately following incorporation.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Oregon requires charities to also register with the Secretary of State
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • Any officer or authorized representative must sign. The signature need not be notarized.
  • Some Oregon counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Organizations based in Oregon file Form CT-12. Out-of-state organizations file Form CT-12F.

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$10-200, depending on Oregon revenue and fund balance held in Oregon. Make check payable to "Oregon Department of Justice"

Due:

Due annually 4.5 months after the close or your organization's fiscal year. So if your fiscal year ends December 31, then the report is due May 15.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.

Change of Fiscal Year

Agency fee:

$0

Turnaround:

1-2 business days

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Email charitable@doj.state.or.us to update fiscal year.

Individual Licenses

Oregon Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Oregon 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 Oregon.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for individual solicitors in Oregon, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



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