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Charities Registration Forms


Our forms have not been revised this year and remain the same as last year (with the exception of forms the CRI-500LE and the CCO-500). It is suggested that each charity check this website annually to be certain of using the most up-to-date registration form available.

Note: Only forms downloaded from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs website are approved for use.  Forms taken from third-party published software are not approved by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs for use.


Documentation Needed

Please have the following documents prepared and available at the time you begin filing your charity's registration:

  • Completed & Signed Registration Form, based on your charity's income level (or other operational facts).
  • Registration Fee Payment, including late fee payment of $25 if filed after the due date.
  • IRS Form 990 & Certified Audit (as required by income level)
  • Amended Formation Document and/or By Laws (if amended)
  • Any IRS Correspondence received during the fiscal year ending being reported.

Filing Your Registration

  1. Filing Online: requires that all documents be in scanned format.  Registration and other fees must be paid via major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). There is no service fee assessed. The statute requires that registration renewals filed after the annual due date of June 30, must be accompanied by a $25.00 late fee. All fees are due and payable at the time of filing.
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  3. Filing by Mail: requires the documentation listed in the above section. When filing by mail, registration fee payments are accepted by check or money order only, payable to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.The statute requires that registration renewals filed after the annual due date of June 30, must be accompanied by a $25.00 late fee. All fees are due and payable at the time of filing.

Forms

  • Form CRI-500LE: Notice of Intent to Solicit Funds
    for use ONLY by those charities who limit their membership to persons who are or formerly were employed as officers statutorily authorized to enforce the criminal laws of the State of New Jersey or a parent organization which includes local units that so limit membership.   This form must be filed at least ten (10) days prior to in initiating any solicitation campaign involving multiple solicitations and must be accompanied by a filing fee of $10.00.
Last Modified: 4/29/2016 1:30 PM