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Updated as of 6/16/2013

ALABAMA: Office of the Attorney General
500 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
334-242-7320
[WEBSITE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE]
ALASKA: State of Alaska
Department of Law
1031W. 4th Avenue, Suite 200,
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-1994
907-269-5100
http://www.law.state.ak.us/department/civil/consumer/cp_topics.html#charity
ARIZONA: Secretary of State
1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2808
602-542-6187; 800-458-5842
http://www.azsos.gov/business_services/charities
ARKANSAS: Attorney General’s Office
323 Center Street, Suite 200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
501-682-2007; 800-482-8982
http://arkansasag.gov/programs/arkansas-lawyer/charities-registration/
CALIFORNIA: Registry of Charitable Trusts
P.O. Box 903447
Sacramento, California 94203-4470
916-445-2021
http://oag.ca.gov/charities
COLORADO: Colorado Department of State
Charities Registration
1700 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80290
303-894-2200 and press 2
http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/charities/charitableHome.html
CONNECTICUT: Office of the Attorney General
55 Elm Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
860-808-5318
http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?a=4424&q=520630
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-442-4400
http://dc.gov/DC/DCRA/For+Business/Apply+for+a+Business+License/General+Business+and+Charitable+Solicitation+License+Information/Get+a+Charitable+Solicitation+License
DELAWARE: Department of State
Division of Corporations
P.O. Box 898
Dover, Delaware 19903
302-739-3073
http://corp.delaware.gov/
FLORIDA: Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Division of Consumer Services
2005 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6500
1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352); 850-410-3800 outside Florida
http://www.800helpfla.com/socbus.html
GEORGIA: Secretary of State
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
478-207-2440
http://www.sos.ga.gov/securities/
HAWAII: Department of the Attorney General
Tax & Charities Division
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
808-586-1480
http://ag.hawaii.gov/tax/
IDAHO: Secretary of State
Business Entities
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0080
208-334-2300
http://www.sos.idaho.gov/
ILLINOIS: Illinois Attorney General
Charitable Trust Bureau
100 W. Randolph Street, 11th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312-814-2595
http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/index.html
INDIANA: Secretary of State
Business Services Division
302 W. Washington Street
Room E018
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
317-232-6581
http://www.in.gov/sos/business/index.htm
IOWA: Secretary of State
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-281-5204
http://sos.iowa.gov/#
KANSAS: Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1594
785-296-4564
http://www.kssos.org/business/business_charitable.html
KENTUCKY: Office of the Secretary of State
Filings Branch
PO Box 718
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 154
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
502-564-3490
http://sos.ky.gov/business/filings/nonprofit.htm
LOUISIANA: Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Section
1885 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
225-326-6465; 1-800-351-4889
http://ladoj.ag.state.la.us/Article.aspx?articleID=3&catID=0
MAINE: Charitable Solicitations Act
35 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0035
207-624-8603
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/charitable/organization.htm#renewal
MARYLAND: Office of the Secretary of State
Charitable Organization Division
16 Francis Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
410-974-5534
http://www.sos.state.md.us/charity/charityhome.aspx
MASSACHUSETTS: Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
One Ashburton Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1518
617-727-2200
http://www.mass.gov/ago/doing-business-in-massachusetts/public-charities-or-not-for-profits/
MICHIGAN: Attorney General
Charitable Trust Section
P.O. Box 30214
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7714
517-373-1152
http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17337_18095---,00.html
MINNESOTA: Office of the Attorney General
Charities Division
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
651-296-3353
http://www.ag.state.mn.us/Charities/
MISSISSIPPI: Secretary of State
Securities and Charities
700 North Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
601-359-1048
http://www.sos.ms.gov/securities_and_charities.aspx
MISSOURI: Missouri Attorney General’s Office
Supreme Court Building
207 W. High St.
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
573-751-3321
http://ago.mo.gov/checkacharity/charityregistration.htm
MONTANA: Secretary of State
Room 260, Capitol Building
P.O. Box 202801
Helena, Montana 59620-2801
406-444-3665
http://sos.mt.gov/Business/Forms/index.asp
NEBRASKA: Secretary of State
P.O. Box 94608
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
402-471-4079
http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/corp_serv/corp_form.html
NEVADA: Secretary of State
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4789
775-684-5708
http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=113
NEW HAMPSHIRE: NH Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
603-271-3591
http://doj.nh.gov/charitable-trusts/charities.htm
NEW JERSEY: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
Charities Registration Section
124 Halsey Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
973-504-6215
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.com/charity/charfrm.htm
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury//taxation/rsb100.shtml
NEW MEXICO: Attorney General’s Office
Charitable Organizations
408 Galisteo Street
Villagra Building
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
505-827-6000
http://www.nmag.gov/the_office/Communications-Division/consumer-protection/charities
NEWYORK: New York State Department of Law
Charities Bureau
120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271
212-416-8401
http://www.charitiesnys.com/home.jsp
NORTH CAROLINA: Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section
NC Secretary of State
P.O. Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622
919-807-2214
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/csl/
NORTH DAKOTA: Secretary of State
State of North Dakota
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 108
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0500
800-352-0867
http://www.nd.gov/sos/nonprofit/
OHIO: Ohio Attorney General
Charitable Law Section
30 E. Broad Street, 14th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
800-282-0515
http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Business/Services-for-Charities
OKLAHOMA: Secretary of State
Business Filing Department
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 101
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-4897
405-521-3912
https://www.sos.ok.gov/charity/Default.aspx
OREGON: Oregon Department of Justice
Charitable Activities Section
1515 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 410
Portland, Oregon 97201-5451
971-673-1880
http://www.doj.state.or.us/charigroup/pages/howto.aspx
PENNSYLVANIA: Department of State
Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
207 N. Office Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
717-783-1720
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/charities/12444
RHODE ISLAND: Secretary of State
Business Services
148 West River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615
401-222-3040
http://sos.ri.gov/business/
SOUTH CAROLINA: SC Secretary of State’s Office
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-1790
http://www.sos.sc.gov/Public_Charities
SOUTH DAKOTA: Secretary of State
State Capitol
500 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-5070
605-773-4845
https://sdsos.gov/Business/Default.aspx
TENNESSEE: Secretary of State
Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Snodgrass Tower, 8th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
615-741-2555
www.state.tn.us/sos/charity.htm
TEXAS: Texas Secretary of State
Corporations Section
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, Texas 78711-3697
512-463-5555
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/nonprofit_org.shtml
UTAH: Department of Commerce
Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
801-530-6601
http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/registrations/charities.html
VERMONT: Secretary of State
Corporations Division
128 Sate Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05633-1104
802-828-2386
http://www.sec.state.vt.us/corps/dobiz/npo.htm
VIRGINIA: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Consumer Protection
102 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
804-786-3523
http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/allforms.shtml
WASHINGTON: Office of the Secretary of State
Charities Program
801 Capitol Way South
PO Box 40234, Olympia, Washington 98504-0234
360-725-0378
http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/Charitable-Organizations.aspx
WEST VIRGINIA: Secretary of State
Building 1, Suite 157-K
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0770
304-558-8000; 866-767-8683
http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/charities/Pages/default.aspx
WISCONSIN: Department of Regulation and Licensing
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, Wisconsin 53708
608-266-5511
http://ww2.wisconsin.gov/state/license/app?COMMAND=gov.wi.state.cpp.license.command.ShowPermitTypes&selectedLicense=200110160909412872058
WYOMING: Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office
State Capitol Building
200West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
307-777-7378
http://soswy.state.wy.us/default.aspx

 

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