Utah 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

Utah Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Utah Charitable Gaming License

Not required



Utah statutes do not currently provide for any charitable gaming activites.

Utah Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



No filing is required. Utah generally exempts charitable organizations from insurance regulation related to charitable gift annuities.

Utah Charitable Organization Permit

Agency:Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Consumer Protection
Law:

Utah Code Annotated §13-22-1 thorugh 13-22-15; Utah Administrative Code, Rule R152-22-1 through R152-22-5

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational organizations
  • Membership organizations
  • Appeals for individuals
  • Politial organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Congressionally chartered organizations that submit financial reports to the Secretary of Defense
Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

Exemptions do not expire as long as the organization continues to qualify under the exemption criteria.

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$78

Notes:
  • You may not solicit until you receive your certificate of registration back from the state. It takes ~1 month for the state to process your application.
  • Some Utah counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$78

Due:

Your permit to solicit expires annually on the upcoming quarterly due date based on registration date: January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1. So if your permit was issued on April 15, it will expire on July 1.

Change of Fiscal Year

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$78

Notes:

Submit the short year financials during the standard renewal process.

Utah Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Utah 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 Utah, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Utah Fundraising Counsel Registration

Agency:Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Consumer Protection

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Fund Raising Counsel Permit Application Form (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Utah Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Consumer Protection

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/registrations/fundraiser.html

Agency fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Individual Licenses

Utah Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Utah 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 Utah.

Initial Registration

Not required



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

Registration Renewal

Not required



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