Ohio Fundraising Registration

Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

Ohio Charitable Registration Requirements

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

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

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Ohio

The following is a summary of the initial charitable solicitation registration requirements in Ohio:
Ohio Charitable Registration Agency: Ohio Attorney General – Charitable Law Section
Ohio Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Less than $25,000 nationwide contributions per year
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Membership organizations
Ohio Charitable Registration Form: Online registration form
Ohio Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document
  • Bylaws
  • IRS determination letter
Ohio Charitable Registration Filing Fee:
  • Contributions
  • Fees
  • Less than $5,000
  • $0
  • $5,000–$25,000
  • $50
  • $25,000–$50,000
  • $100
  • $50,000 or more
  • $200
Registered Agent: Ohio does not require a registered agent for charitable solicitation registration
Ohio Charitable Registration Filing Method: Online at http://charitableregistration.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/
Law Governing Ohio Charitable Registration:
  • ORC Chapter 1716.01–1716.99, Charitable Organizations
  • OAC Chapter 109:1-1, Charitable Foundations, Registration of Charitable Trusts.

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Ohio

An Ohio charitable solicitation registration must be renewed each year. The following is a summary of the charitable solicitation registration renewal requirements in Ohio:

Ohio Charitable Registration Renewal Agency: Ohio Attorney General – Charitable Law Section
Ohio Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date: 4½ months after fiscal year end
Ohio Charitable Registration Renewal Form: Online renewal registration form
Ohio Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal: None
Ohio Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee:
  • Contributions
  • Fees
  • Less than $5,000
  • $0
  • $5,000–$25,000
  • $50
  • $25,000–$50,000
  • $100
  • $50,000 or more
  • $200
Ohio Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: Online at http://charitableregistration.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/

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