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Professional Fundraiser or
Commercial Co-Venturer and
Professional Solicitors

Alabama law requires professional fundraisers, professional solicitors, and commercial co-venturers to register with the Attorney General's Office.  Ala Code § 13A-9-70 (1996).

Professional fundraisers are businesses that solicit contributions on behalf of charitable organizations for compensation or other consideration.

Professional solicitors are employed or compensated by a professional fundraiser to solicit contributions for charitable purposes.

Commercial co-venturers are businesses that conduct a sale, performance, or event for profit or other consideration, which will benefit a charitable or religious organization.

For more information, please contact Emily Nichols at 1-800-392-5658 or 334-242-7335.

Organizations may download the Registration Forms below. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe website.

Registration Fees

Initial registration and annual fee for professional fundraisers: $100.00
Initial registration and annual fee for commercial co-venturers: $100.00
Initial registration and annual fee for professional solicitors: $25.00

Note:  All registrations will be for the period of one year, or a part thereof, expiring on September 30th of each year.

As required by Alabama Code § 13A-9-71(i), all professional fundraisers and commercial co-venturers must, within 90 days of the termination of the contract, file a closing statement with the Attorney General disclosing gross receipts and all expenditures incurred in the performance of the contract.

Registration Instructions

1.  Download and complete all required forms.

2.  Please send all completed forms and supporting documentation to the following address:

Office of the Alabama Attorney General
Consumer Protection
Post Office Box 300152
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0152 

Please make all checks/money orders payable to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office.

3.  Once our office receives all necessary information, we will contact you with your license information.   

 Download Registration Applications & Forms