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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Registration Renewal

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Oregon Class A or B Monte Carlo License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Registration Renewal

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Oregon Class A or B Raffle License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Registration Renewal

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Oregon Class C or D Bingo License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Registration Renewal

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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

Registration Not Required

Not required



Oregon Fund-Raising Firm Registration

Agency:Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section

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:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Oregon Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



Fundraising counsels are exempt from license requirements provided that the counsel does not have primary responsibility for the fundraising campaign’s production or management, does not have access to contributions or the ability to pay expenses from campaign proceeds, and does not directly engage in solicitations.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Oregon Registration for Charitable Organizations

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

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

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.

Change of Fiscal Year

Agency fee:

$0

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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