Utah Fundraising Registration

Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

Utah Charitable Registration Requirements

Unless exempt, a charitable organization must register with the Utah Department of Commerce before soliciting charitable contributions in Utah.

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

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Utah

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

Utah Charitable Registration Agency: Utah Department of Commerce – Division of Consumer Protection
Utah Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Membership solicitations
  • Political groups
  • Appeals for individuals
  • Broadcast media owned or operated by educational institutions or governmental entities
  • Television stations, radio stations, or newspapers of general circulation that donate free air time or print space as part of a cooperative solicitation effort on behalf of a charitable organization
  • Volunteer fire department, rescue squad, or local civil defense organization whose financial oversight is under the control of a local governmental entity
Apply for exemption online at https://secure.utah.gov/charities/start.html
Utah Charitable Registration Form: URS or Utah Charitable Organization Permit Application Form
Utah Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • URS Supplement (if using URS)
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document
  • Bylaws
  • IRS determination letter
  • IRS Form 990; or Statement of Functional Expenses form if IRS Form 990-EZ, IRS Form 990-PF, or IRS Form 990-N filed
  • Professional fundraiser contracts
  • List of officers and directors (name, address, and phone)
  • List of professional fundraisers, fundraising counsel and consultants, and commercial coventurers (name, address, phone, services provided, compensation, dates of contract).
Utah Charitable Registration Filing Fee: $75. Make check payable to State of Utah or pay online
Registered Agent: Required agent must be named, but need not reside in Utah
Utah Charitable Registration Filing Method: File initial charitable solicitation registration online at https://secure.utah.gov/charities/start.html or mail to:
Division of Consumer Protection
Department of Commerce
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Law Governing Utah Charitable Registration:
  • Utah Code Title 13, Ch. 22, Charitable Solicitations Act, §§ 13-22-1–13-22-23
  • Rule R152-22-1– R152-22-9, Charitable Solicitations Act Rules.

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Utah

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

Utah Charitable Registration Renewal Agency: Utah Attorney General - Consumer Protection
Utah Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date: On the earlier of January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1 after the anniversary date.
Utah Charitable Registration Renewal Form: URS or Utah Charitable Organization Permit Application Form
Utah Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal:
  • URS Supplement (if using URS)
  • IRS Form 990; or Statement of Functional Expenses form if Form 990-EZ, IRS Form 990-PF, or IRS Form 990-N fild
  • Professional fundraiser contracts
  • List of officers and directors (name, address, and phone number)
  • List of professional fundraisers, fundraising counsel and consultants, and commercial coventurers (name, address, phone, services provided, compensation, dates of contract).
Utah Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee: $75. Make check payable to State of Utah or pay online
Utah Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: File charitable solicitation registration renewal online at https://secure.utah.gov/charities/start.html or mail to:
Division of Consumer Protection
Department of Commerce
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

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