Registering in Alabama: What You Need to Know

Registration requirements vary by state. If your nonprofit is planning to solicit in the state of Alabama, here’s what you need to know.

Unless exempt, a charitable organization must register with the Alabama Attorney General if it:

  • is located in the state of Alabama;
  • intends to solicit charitable contributions in Alabama; or
  • intends to have charitable solicitations solicited on its behalf in Alabama by other charities, paid solicitors, or commercial coventurers.

If your charity is not located in the state of Alabama, it is considered to be a Foreign Nonprofit. If you are already registered under the state charitable solicitations law, you are not required to also register under the state corporations law to qualify to do business in the state. However, if you have an office or employees in Alabama, you will need to check to make sure your situation doesn't require further qualification.

Initial registrations can be filed by mail or online. The fee to file is $25.

Registration must be renewed each year. When filing a renewal, you must include an annual financial report.

A registered agent is not required in Alabama.

For more information about registering your nonprofit in Alabama, click here.

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Supporting Documents Needed When Filing:

  • Articles of incorporation or formation
  • Bylaws
  • IRS determination letter
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and executive personnel
  • List of states where charity is registered or exempt
  • List of professional fundraisers and commercial coventurers