State Regulator Contacts

Here you’ll find helpful contact information for each state’s regulatory agency, including information about what resources you can find on the state’s website. Find your state in the menu below to find the information you need.

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Alabama

Office of Attorney General
Consumer Protection Section
501 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36130

Phone:205-242-7334
Email: mmitchell@alalinc.net

Website: legislature.state.al.us
This site includes forms in Adobe PDF format and instructions.

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Alaska

Fair Business Practices Section
Department of Law
1031 W 4th Ave, Ste 200
Anchorage, AK 99501-1994

Phone: 907-269-5100

Website: Law.State.Ak.us
Includes searchable database and laws relating to nonprofits.

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Arizona

Secretary of State
Charitable Organization
1700 W Washington, 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

Phone: 800-458-5842
Fax: 602-542-1575
Email: charities@mail.sosaz.com

Website: AZsos.gov
This site includes forms in Adobe PDF format and instructions.

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Arkansas

Office of Attorney General
323 Center Street, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-2341

Website:Ag.State.Ar.us
This site includes a searchable database and instruction forms.

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California

State of California
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 903447
Sacramento, CA 94203-4470

Phone:916-445-2021

Website: Caag.State.Ca.us
At this site you can order various hard cover publications. There are also copies of laws and registrations as well as a registry search.

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Colorado

State of Colorado
Office of Secretary of State
Licensing Section
1560 Broadway, Ste 200
Denver, CO 80202

Phone:303-894-2214
Fax: 303-894-2212
Email: sos.admin1@state.co.us

Website:Sos.State.Co.us
This site includes forms in Adobe PDF format and instructions.

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Connecticut

Public Charities Unit
c/o Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 120
Hartford, CT 06141-0120

Phone: 203-566-5836
Email: attorney.general@po.state.ct.us

Website: CSlib.org

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Florida

Florida Department of Agriculture
Solicitation of Contributions
PO Box 6700
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6700

Phone: 850-488-2221

Website: FreshFromFlorida.com
This site contains forms and a searchable database.

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Georgia

Secretary of State
Business Services and Regulation
237 Coliseum Dr
Macon, GA 31217

Phone: 404-656-3920

Website:Sos.Georgia.gov
The website has a searchable database of charities registered and laws relating to nonprofits. To see the laws, click on “links to other sites of interest”.

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Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

Charitable Trusts and Solicitation Division
100 West Randolph, 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-3175

Phone: 312-814-2595

Website: Ag.State.Il.us
This site has information, forms, and instructions as well as a charity search.

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

Secretary of State Business Services Memorial Hall
1st Floor 120
S.W. 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Phone: 785-296-4564

Website: KSCharityCheck.org
This web site includes forms in Adobe PDF format, instructions, and a searchable charity database.

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Kentucky

Attorney General’s Office
1024 Capitol Center Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601-8204

Phone:502-696-5389

Website: Ag.Ky.gov
This web site includes regulations and laws. It also has a searchable database of registered charities.

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Louisiana

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Maine

Charitable Solicitations Registrar
State House Station #35
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: 207-624-8603
Fax: 207-287-5874

Website: Maine.gov
The web site includes forms in Adobe PDF format, a listing of fees, and instructions for filing. Maine’s website also has a searchable database of registered charities.

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Maryland

Secretary of State
Charitable Division
State House
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-974-5534
Email: delliot@sos.state.md.us

Website: Sos.State.Md.us
This web site includes forms in Adobe PDF format, instructions, and a searchable charity database.

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Massachusetts

Department of the Attorney General
Division of Public Charities
One Ashburton Place, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-1698

Phone:617-727-2200

Website: State.Ma.us
This web site includes forms in Adobe PDF format and instructions.

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Michigan

Department of the Attorney General
Charitable Trust Section
PO Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-373-1152

Website: Michigan.gov/ag
This web site has a copy of the law and information to help you determine if your organization must register.

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Minnesota

Office of Attorney General
Charities Division
Suite 1200, Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota St.
St. Paul, MN 55101-2131

Phone: 612-296-6172
Email: ag@state.mn.us

Website: Ag.State.MN.us
The Web Site includes forms in Adobe PDF format and instructions. Minnesota’s site also contains rules for directors of charities and a searchable database of registered charities.

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Mississippi

Secretary of State
Charities Registration
PO Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136

Phone: 601-359-1371

Website: Sos.State.MS.us
This site contains forms, instructions, and a charity search.

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Missouri

Attorney General
Supreme Court Building
PO Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 314-751-8769
Email: attgenmail@moago.org

Website: Ago.MO.gov
This site contains instruction forms and a charity search.

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Montana

Information coming soon

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

The Attorney General
Registrar of Charitable Trusts
State House Annex
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301-6397

Phone: 603-271-3591
Fax: 603-271-2110
Email: 76123.1302@compuserve.com

Website: State.NH.us
This web site includes forms and instructions for filing which can be printed from the site. The site also contains a copy of the law.

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New Jersey

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
Charities Registration & Investigation
PO Box 45021
Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: 973-504-6262

Website: State.NJ.us
This web site contains tips for charities and a searchable database of registered charities.

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New Mexico

Attorney General of New Mexico
Registrar of Charitable Organizations
PO Box 1508
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508

Phone: 505-827-6000

Website: NMag.gov
This site currently information for online charity registrations.

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New York

Office of the Attorney General
Charities Bureau
120 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10271

Phone: 212-416-8430

Website: Oag.State.NY.us
Registration info and a charity database.

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North Carolina

State of North Carolina
Department of the Secretary of State
Solicitation Licensing Section
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622

Phone: 919-807-2214
Fax: 919-807-2220
Email: solicit@mail.secstate.state.nc.us

Website: Secretary.State.NC.us

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North Dakota

Secretary of State
State of North Dakota
600 East Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500

Phone: 701-224-3665
Email: msmail.sosadlic@ranch.state.nd.us

Website: ND.gov
This site contains registration information.

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Ohio

Ohio Attorney General
Charitable Foundation Section
150 Gay St, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3130

Phone: 614-466-3180
Email: constituent_services@ag.ohio.gov

Website: OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
This site contains forms, searchable law links, forms, and instructions.

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Oklahoma

Secretary of State
101 State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-521-4274

Website: Sos.State.OK.us
This site contains links to business records.

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Oregon

Oregon, Dept of Justice
Charitable Activities Section
1515 S W 5th Ave, Ste 410
Portland, OR 97201-5451

Phone: 503-229-5725

Website: DOJ.State.OR.us
This web site includes forms in Adobe PDF format and instructions. Oregon’s website also contains laws, instructions for filing, tips, and a searchable database of registered charities.

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Pennsylvania

Department of State
Bureau of Charitable Organizations
207 No. Office Bldg
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone: 717-783-1720
Fax: 717-762-6014

Website: DOS.State.PA.us
This site contains forms and a searchable database.

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Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island
Department of Business Regulation
Charitable Organizations Section
1511 Pontiac Ave.
John D Patore Complex Bldg 69-1
Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: 401-222-3048
Fax: 401-222-6098

Website: Dbr.RI.gov
This site contains forms and state statutes.

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South Carolina

Secretary of State
Public Charities Division
1205 Pendleton St, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-734-1790

Website:SCsos.com
This site contains forms and references for charities as well as a charity search.

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South Dakota

Information coming soon

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Tennessee

Department of State
Division of Charitable Solicitations
312 Rosa L Parks Ave, 8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615-741-2555
Email: gsugg@mail.state.tn.us

Website: State.TN.us
This web site includes forms in Adobe PDF format and instructions. Tennessee’s website also contains a list of registered charities.

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Texas

Attorney General
Charitable Trust Section
PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711

Phone: 512-463-2018

Website: Sos.State.TX.us
This web site includes forms in Adobe PDF and MS Word formats.

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Utah

Department of Commerce
Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
PO Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704

Phone: 801-530-6601

Website:

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Vermont

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Virginia

Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Affairs
PO Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23209

Phone: 804-786-2042
Fax: 804-371-7479

Website: Vdacs.Virginia.gov
The web site contains rules for charities and a searchable database.

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Washington

Office of the Secretary of State
Charities Division
801 Capitol Way S.
PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234

Phone: 206-753-7118
Email: charities@secstate.wa.gov

Website: Sos.WA.gov
This website contains statutes regarding nonprofits, a fee schedule, forms, and a searchable database.

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Washington, D.C.

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West Virginia

Secretary of State
Building 1, Suite 157K, 1900 Kanawha Bldg, East
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: 304-558-6000
Fax: 304-558-0900
Email: wvsos@secretary.state.wv.us

Website: WVsos.com
This web site includes a copy of the law and forms in gif,ps,pcl, and ev format. These forms can be downloaded and printed directly.

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Wisconsin

Department of Regulation and Licensing
Charitable Organizations
Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935

Phone: 608-267-7132 A-L, 608-267-7860 M-Z
Email: cellswor@mail.state.wi.us

Website: Online.drl.WI.gov
This web site contains instructions for filing.

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Wyoming

Information coming soon

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