Washington DC Fundraising Registration Requirements

Washington, DC Fundraising Registration Requirements

Washington, DC law requires that charitable organizations and institutions that solicit contributions in or from this state register with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The District of Columbia law governing charity registration is found in D.C.Code Sec. 5, Title 29, Ch. 8.

To register in Washington, DC:

Complete the Basic Business License/Charitable Solicitation Endorsement online.

If you need to mail in documents to the Washington, DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, you can use this address:

      Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
      Corporations Division
      PO Box 92300
      Washington, DC 20090

Initial Filing Fee: $412.50 for the Basic Business License and $80 for the Corporate Registration

Requirements: Certificate of Good Standing, Certified Resolution, Combined Business tax Registration, and Corporate Registration

Renewal Required: Renewal of both the Basic Business License and the corporate registration are required every two years. Typically these two reports will be due on alternating years so that one filing must be filed each year.

Annual Renewal Fee: $412.50 for the Basic Business License and $80 for the Corporate Registration

Extension Available: No

Does charitable registration require Corporate Registration: Yes

Does charitable registration require a Registered Agent: Yes

Please contact us for more information.