Charitable Organizations

Alabama law requires that organizations and institutions that solicit contributions in or from this state register with the Attorney General's Office.   A fee of $25 is required for initial registration and for subsequent annual renewals.   Charitable organizations must renew annually within 90 days of the close of the organization's fiscal year by submitting a completed renewal form along with the organization's most recently filed IRS form 990.  The organization must also notify the Attorney General within 90 days of any change in the information.  The Alabama law governing charity registration is found in Section 13A-9-70 through 13A-9-84 of the Code of Alabama.

Please note that Alabama accepts the Unified Registration Statement for nonprofit organizations. You may also download this registration kit at

For more information, please contact Emily Nichols at 1-800-392-5658 or 334-353-1765.

Organizations may download the Registration Forms below. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe website.

Registration Fees

Initial registration and annual renewal for Charitable Organizations: $25.00

Registration Instructions

1.  Download and complete all required forms.

2.  Please send all completed forms and supporting documentation to the following address:

Office of the Alabama Attorney General
Consumer Protection
Attn: Charitable Organization Registration
Post Office Box 300152
Montgomery, Alabama 36130 

Please make all checks/money orders payable to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office.

3.  Once our office receives all necessary information we will contact you with your license information.   

 Download Registration Applications & Forms