Forms and Instructions for Registration and Reporting
Charitable organizations, charitable trusts, and professional fundraisers generally must register and file periodic reports with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. For more information on these requirements, see Registration and Reporting - Charities and Charitable Trusts and Registration and Reporting - Professional Fundraisers. In addition, all nonprofits generally must provide prior notice of certain asset transfers, consolidations, mergers, conversions, and dissolutions. For more information on these requirements, see Information for Nonprofits. Below are links to the forms (including instructions) for use in complying with these registration, reporting, and notice requirements.
Please use the Initial Registration Form if this is your first registration with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.
- Charitable Organization - Initial Registration *First time registering? Please use this form
- Charitable Organization - Annual Report Form
- State of Minnesota Supplement to Unified Registrations - Initial Registration *First time registering? Please use this form
- State of Minnesota Supplement to Unified Registrations - Annual Reporting
- Charitable Organization - Exemption Form
- Extension Request
- Change of Address Form
- Charitable Trust - Initial Registration *First time registering? Please use this form
- Charitable Trust - Annual Report
- Charitable Trust - Exemption Form
- Court Supervised Charitable Trust - Annual Accounts Summary
- Extension Request
- Professional Fundraiser Registration Statement
- Professional Fundraiser Solicitation Notice
- Professional Fundraiser Solicitation Campaign Financial Report
- Professional Fundraiser Bond
- Professional Fundraiser Bond Continuation Certificate
All Nonprofit Entities
How To Register and Report
Electronic Filing of Documents. Organizations may register and make all required filings by email. Organizations may submit required materials to the Attorney General’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials submitted via email must be in PDF format and the subject line of the email must contain the organization’s legal name. Emails not following these requirements may not be properly processed, which could result in noncompliant registration and reporting.
Electronic Payment of Fees. Organizations may pay all required fees, including any late fees, electronically using the Attorney General’s Office’s Electronic Payment of Fees webpage. This electronic payment system has a self-directed, step-by-step process allowing charities to pay fees via credit or debit card through a dedicated webpage operated by U.S. Bank. Please note there is a nonrefundable processing fee charged by U.S. Bank for organizations that choose to pay required fees electronically.
Submissions/Payments by Mail. If organizations prefer, they may submit required materials by mail and pay required fees by check. Checks should be made payable to the “State of Minnesota.” Required documents and payments should be mailed to the following address:
Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1200
St. Paul, MN 55101
Organizations may contact the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office at (651) 757-1496 or (800) 657-3787 with any questions about registration and reporting.