How Much Does State Nonprofit Registration Usually Cost?


Typically, each state has different fees for: (1) initial registration and (2) renewal registration.

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What is Required to Register a Nonprofit with a State?


The Contents of the Registration Package:

  1. To start: most commonly a state will require copies of all of an organization’s founding documents [i.e., Articles of Incorporation, IRS Determination Letter, and Bylaws], a copy of the most recently filed IRS Form 990 and corresponding audited financial statements, and the state’s registration form.
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State Nonprofit Requirements: Who Needs to Register to Make Charitable Solicitations?


All nonprofits are required to register in states prior to beginning solicitation campaigns, not just 501(c)(3) exempt organizations.

501(c)(4) [social welfare leagues and associations] and 501(c)(19) [veteran organizations] have specialized registration requirements.

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