Charities Registration Section
In light of the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in Americans for Prosperity v. Bonta, the Division's Charities Registration Section has determined that the requirement that charities submit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990 Schedule B upfront as part of their initial and yearly registrations can no longer be enforced. The Division will therefore be revising its rules, and in the interim will not be taking enforcement action based on the failure to include Schedule B or an equivalent donor schedule in such registrations. The Division will deem any entities that were previously deemed non-compliant solely because they failed to submit Schedule B or an equivalent donor schedule to be in compliance with registration requirements. All other regulations at N.J.A.C. 13:48-1.1 et seq. remain in effect and the Division continues to require the submission of all other schedules and statements.
Mandatory Online Filing of Paid Fund Raisers
Please be advised, after June 1, 2021 Independent Paid Fund Raisers or Fund Raising Counsel Initial and Renewal Registrations, Solicitors Registrations, Contracts, Commercial Co-Ventures, Notice of Intent to Solicit Funds and Campaign Reports will be mandatory to file online. All documents, payments, and the required
signature page will need to be uploaded through the portal. All forms received through the mail will not be accepted and will be returned to you.
Once the forms have been completed, you will be asked to print-out, sign, and upload the appropriate
signature page. The signature page applies to all forms with the exception of Contracts and Co-Venture Contracts which has a signature check off certification in the portal.
Mandatory Online Filing of Charities Registration and Extension Requests
Please be advised,
October 31, 2018 initial application for Charities Registration will be mandatory. The online filing for Charities
renewal registration became mandatory on May 1, 2018.
Renewal Registration Forms and
Extension Requests received through the mail will not be accepted and will be returned to you.
Charities Registration Portal Changes
As of December 11, 2017 changes will be made to the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Charities Registration portal.
After that date you will be able to complete and submit online, the following forms:
|CRI 200||CRI 500PR|
|CRI 500P||CRI 150I|
|CRI 300R||CRI 500LE|
|CRI 400||CCO 500|
Once the forms have been completed, you will be asked to print-out, sign, and upload the
signature page. The signature page applies to all forms with the exception of CRI 400 which has a signature check off certification in the portal.
The Charitable Registration & Investigation Section administers and enforces the provisions of the
Charitable Registration & Investigation Act (CRI Act). The
CRI Act regulates the fund raising activities of most charitable organizations and all professional fund raisers, fund-raising counsels, commercial co-ventures and solicitors conducting business within this State by requiring them to register and file annual financial reports with the Charitable Registration Section. To ensure that an organization and/or a professional fund raiser soliciting you is currently registered, please search our
Directory of Registered Charities or call our Charitable Registration Hotline at (973) 504-6215. Section phone hours are Monday
thru Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm.
If your charity is holding a fund raising bingo or raffle event
(which includes a "casino night") please review the Bingo and Raffles process instructions in the registrants' section below. All other, information including application forms, are available at the:
Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.
Last Modified: 8/17/2021 1:17 PM