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Register as a Paid Solicitor

PAID SOLICITOR - A paid solicitor is a person other than a commercial coventurer who, for compensation, performs for a charitable organization any service in connection with which contributions are, or will be, solicited within or from this state. A paid solicitor shall also include any fund raising counsel who at any time has custody of contributions from a solicitation. A bona fide salaried officer, employee, or volunteer of a charitable organization is not considered to be a paid solicitor. [O.C.G.A 43-17-2(12)]

The following documents and fee, under O.C.G.A § 43-17-3, are required to complete the registration process.  Upon submission, the Division will review the information and will contact your organization  if additional information is required.  Please send your required documents and fee to:

Securities and Charities Division
Attn:  Charities
Office of Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, S.E.
Suite 313, West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

1. Registration Fee

The initial application fee is $250.00. The fee payment must be made by check or money order. Make check or  money order out to Georgia Secretary of State.
2. Form S-100
Submit a fully completed Form S-100 application. (see the bottom of the page for the form)
3.  Bond Requirement

A Paid Solicitor that has physical possession or legal control over any contributions that it collects must submit a

$10,000.00 surety bond payable to the State of Georgia.

4. Financial Statements
If the paid solicitor will have physical possession or legal control over any contributions collected by it in or from this state on behalf of any charitable organization, the applicant shall attach to the application for registration as a paid solicitor a financial statement for the fiscal year of the applicant which ended within one year prior to the date of filing unless the fiscal year of the applicant has ended within 90 days prior to the date of filing, in which case the financial statement may be dated as of the end of the fiscal year preceding such last fiscal year. Such financial statement shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [O.C.G.A § 43-17-3(c)(3)]

Click, Print, and Manually fill out the form below to the register as a Paid Solicitor.




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