Arkansas Fundraising Registration

Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

Arkansas Charitable Registration Requirements

Unless exempt, a charitable organization must register with the Arkansas Attorney General before soliciting charitable contributions in Arkansas.

Out-of-state nonprofits that register under the Arkansas charitable registration laws are not required to qualify to do business in Arkansas. However, engaging in other business activities such as having an office or employees in Arkansas may trigger the requirement to register to do business in Arkansas.

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Arkansas

The following is a summary of the initial charitable solicitation registration requirements in Arkansas:

Arkansas Charitable Registration Agency: Arkansas Attorney General – Consumer Protection Division
Arkansas Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Less than $25,000 nationwide contributions per year
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Political candidates and organizations
  • Nonprofit hospitals
Arkansas Charitable Registration Form: URS or Arkansas Charitable Organization Form (Form CR-01)
Arkansas Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Arkansas Charitable Organization Consent for Service (Form CR-02); required if located outside of Arkansas
  • Arkansas Annual Financial Reporting Form (Form CR-03)
  • Arkansas Notification of Sales Promotion with Commercial Coventurer (Form CR- 04), if applicable
  • IRS determination letter or the completed IRS Form 1023 or IRS Form 1024
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-N
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA if revenue exceeds $500,000
  • Professional fundraiser contracts (solicitors, fundraising counsel, or commercial coventurers).
Arkansas Charitable Registration Filing Fee: None.
Registered Agent: Arkansas does not require a registered agent for charitable solicitation registration.
Arkansas Charitable Registration Filing Method: Initial Arkansas Charitable Registration may be submitted by mail or email at
Charities@ArkansasAG.gov. Mailing address:
Office of Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division
Charitable Registration Bureau
323 Center Street, Suite 1100
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Law Governing Arkansas Charitable Registration:
  • Arkansas Code Ann. (§§ 4-28-401–4-28-416)

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Arkansas

Arkansas does not require renewal of the charitable solicitation registration. However, the initial charitable registration must be updated if any of the information changes. In addition, an annual financial report must be filed.

Arkansas Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal Agency: Arkansas Attorney General – Arkansas Department of Law
Arkansas Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date: May 15
Arkansas Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal Form: Alabama Annual Financial Reporting Form (Form CR-03)
Arkansas Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal:
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-N
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA if revenue exceeds $500,000
  • IRS determination letter if not submitted in the previous 3 years
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document if not submitted in the previous 3 years
Arkansas Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal Filing Fee: None.
Arkansas Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: Arkansas charitable registration renewal may be submitted by mail or email at
Charities@ArkansasAG.gov. Mailing address:
Office of Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division
Charitable Registration Bureau
323 Center Street, Suite 1100
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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