South Carolina Fundraising Registration Requirements

South Carolina law requires that charitable organizations and institutions that solicit contributions in or from this state register with the Secretary of State. The South Carolina law governing charity registration is found in South Carolina Uniform Code Title 33, Ch. 31 and 56.

To register in South Carolina:

Complete the Registration Statement for a Charitable Organization and mail to:

      Office of the Secretary of State
      Division of Public Charities
      1205 Pendleton St., Suite 525
      Columbia, SC 29201

Initial Filing Fee: $50

Requirements: Governing Documents and IRS Form 990

Annual Renewal: Yes

Annual Renewal Fee: $50

Extension Available: An extension is available for allowing additional time to file the IRS Form 990 with the state, but South Carolina does not grant extensions for filing the state registration form.

Does charitable registration require Corporate Registration: No

Does charitable registration require a Registered Agent: No

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