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Downtown, Newark, NJ

Charities Registration Section



(973) 504-6215
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm

Inquiries about the Section may be forwarded to

Charities ​Registration Section
P.O. Box 45021
Newark, New Jersey 07101
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Please be advised that for Fiscal Year End 12/31/2017, with a due
​​date of 6/30/2018, you will be given until an additional 60 days
(until August 31, 2018)  to file an extension.

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 500PCRI 150I
CRI 400CCO 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.


Please be advised, after May 1, 2018 online filing of all New Jersey Charity Renewal Registration Forms and Extension Requests will be mandatory.

​Any Charity Renewal Registration Forms and Extension Requests received through the mail after May 1, 2018 will not be accepted and will be returned to you.

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.

Online Registration Information
Paid Fund-Raisers

Last Modified: 9/12/2018 9:34 AM