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

Professional Fundraiser or Commercial Co-Venturer and Professional Solicitors

Alabama law requires professional fundraisers, professional solicitors, and commercial co-venturers to register with the Attorney General's Office.  Ala Code § 13A-9-70 (1996).

Professional fundraisers are businesses that solicit contributions on behalf of charitable organizations for compensation or other consideration.

Professional solicitors are employed or compensated by a professional fundraiser to solicit contributions for charitable purposes.

Commercial co-venturers are businesses that conduct a sale, performance, or event for profit or other consideration, which will benefit a charitable or religious organization.

Registration Fees

Initial registration and annual fee for professional fundraisers: $100.00
Initial registration and annual fee for commercial co-venturers: $100.00
Initial registration and annual fee for professional solicitors: $25.00

Note:  All registrations will be for the period of one year, or a part thereof, expiring on September 30th of each year.

As required by Alabama Code § 13A-9-71(i), all professional fundraisers and commercial co-venturers must, within 90 days of the termination of the contract, file a closing statement with the Attorney General disclosing gross receipts and all expenditures incurred in the performance of the contract.

Registration Instructions

Use our Online Application to register your Commercial Co-Venturer: CCV Application

Use our Online Application to register your Professional Fundraiser: Professional Fundraiser Application

Legacy Forms:

Alabama Telemarketing Act

The Alabama Telemarketing Act, beginning at section 8-19A-1 of the Code of Alabama, requires any organization, institution, or person who engages in commercial telephone solicitation to be licensed by the Attorney General's Office. Both the failure to register and the falsification of information on an application are punishable as a class C felony. Ala Code § 8-19A-21(1994).   

License Fees

Annual license fee for Commercial Telephone seller: $500.00
Annual license fee for each telephone Salesperson: $50.00

Registration Instructions

Use our Online Application to register your Telemarketing Firm: Telemarketing Company Application

Legacy Forms

Health Studios

Alabama law requires sellers of health studio services to register with the Attorney General's office.  

Alabama law governing Health Studios is found in Section 8-23-1 through 8-23-13 of the Code of Alabama.   

Registration

To register your Health Studio, use the below online application.

Registration Search

You may search our registered Health Studios by clicking here.

Charitable Organizations

Alabama law requires that charitable 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 filings. Charitable organizations must file annually, within 90 days of the close of its fiscal year. It must do this by submitting the organization's most recently filed IRS form 990, or an annual financial report as stipulated by Ala. Code § 13A-9-71(g). The organization must also notify the Attorney General within 10 days of any change in the information required for registraiton. The Alabama law governing charity registration is found in Section13A-9-70 through 13A-9-84 of the Code of Alabama.

Registration Fees

Initial registration and annual renewal for Charitable Organizations: $25.00

 

Initial Registration Instructions

Charities may now submit their initial filing online: Charity Initial Filing

 

Renewal 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.

The table below outlines Alabama’s annual filing deadlines. Included on it are the deadlines following a request for a 180-day filing extension. To request an extension, you should email consumerinterest@ago.state.al.us, or send it by fax to 334-242-2433.

Fiscal Year Ending: 90 Day Renewal Due: 180 Day Extension Due:
     
January 31 May 1 October 28
February 28 May 29 November 25
March 31 June 29 December 26
April 30 July 30 January 26
May 31 August 30 February 26
June 30 September 29 March 27
July 31 October 30 April 27
August 31 November 29 May 27
September 30 December 29 June 26
October 31 January 29 July 27
November 30 February 28 August 27
December 31 March 31 September 27

Download Registration Applications & Forms

Charities filing for an exemption and Private Foundations may now file online:

Legacy forms: