Pennsylvania Fundraising Registration Requirements

Pennsylvania law requires that charitable organizations and institutions that solicit contributions in or from this state register with the Department of State. The Pennsylvania law governing charity registration is found in PA Code Title 19; 10 P.S. Sec. 162.1.

To register in Pennsylvania:

Complete the Form BCO-10 and mail to:

      Department of State
      Bureau of Charitable Organizations
      207 North Office Building
      Harrisburg, PA 17120

Initial Filing Fee: Sliding scale fee up to $250

Requirements: Governing Documents, IRS Form 990 and Financial Statement

Annual Renewal: Yes

Annual Renewal Fee: Sliding scale fee up to $250

Extension Available: Automatic

Does charitable registration require Corporate Registration: No

Does charitable registration require a Registered Agent: No

Pennsylvania offers Educational, Hospital and Religious Exemptions.

Please contact us if you would like us to complete your registrations for you.