Oklahoma Fundraising Registration

Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

Oklahoma Charitable Registration Requirements

Unless exempt, a charitable organization must register with the Oklahoma Secretary of State before soliciting charitable donations in Oklahoma.

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

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Oklahoma

The following is a summary of the initial charitable solicitation registration requirements in Oklahoma:
Oklahoma Charitable Registration Agency: Oklahoma Secretary of State – Charitable Organizations Section
Oklahoma Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Membership organizations
  • Appeals for individuals
Oklahoma Charitable Registration Form: Oklahoma Registration Statement for Charitable Organization
Oklahoma Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Professional Fundraiser Information Attachment for each professional Fundraiser
  • IRS determination letter
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and principal salaried executive staff (name, title, and address).
  • List of responsible individuals (name and address
Oklahoma Charitable Registration Filing Fee: $15, or $65 if anticipated contributions exceed $10,000. Make check payable to Oklahoma Secretary of State.
Registered Agent: Oklahoma does not require a registered agent for charitable solicitation registration
Oklahoma Charitable Registration Filing Method: Online at https://www.sos.ok.gov/charity/Default.aspx or mail initial charitable registration documents to:
Charitable Organizations Section
Secretary of State
421 N.W. 13th Street, Suite 210
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103
Law Governing Oklahoma Charitable Registration: Oklahoma Statutes, Title 18 §§ 552.1–552.16

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma Charitable Registration Renewal Agency: Oklahoma Secretary of State – Charitable Organizations Section
Oklahoma Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date: Anniversary of initial registration or renewal
Oklahoma Charitable Registration Renewal Form: Oklahoma Registration Statement for Charitable Organization
Oklahoma Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal:
  • Professional Fundraiser Information Attachment for each professional fundraiser
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ, IRS Form 990-PF, or IRS Form 990-N
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and principal salaried executive staff (name, title, and address).
  • List of responsible individuals (name and address of persons charged with custody and distribution of funds).
Oklahoma Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee: $15, or $65 if anticipated contributions exceed $10,000. Make check payable to Oklahoma Secretary of State.
Oklahoma Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: Online at https://www.sos.ok.gov/charity/Default.aspx or mail renewal charitable registration documents to:
Charitable Organizations Section
Secretary of State
421 N.W. 13th Street, Suite 210
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

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