May 11, 2022 -- The Corporations and Charities Filing System (CCFS) is currently experiencing service interruptions. We appreciate your patience as we work to get things back to normal

NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS: May 6, 2022 - CCFS is being updated to reflect changes to nonprofit corporation laws under RCW 24.03A. Currently, all nonprofit filings will be completed by paper forms while we work to provide online filing options. We are processing documents in the order received and there will be delays. If your documents were recently submitted, please disregard any automated late notices while we work to get all records updated on the website. Paper documents must be received in our office before their due date; once they have been entered into the system the record will reflect accurately. If you have any questions concerning this matter please let us know by using one of the methods available on the Contact Us page.

Want to Renew Your Charities Registration Early?

The Secretary of State’s Office notifies registered Charities by regular mail and email 45-60 days before the expiration date of their current registration with the Charities Program.  However, a Charitable Organization may renew its registration at any time after the close of the organization’s accounting year, but no later than the deadline noted in the chart below. 

The Charitable Organization Registration / Renewal is available to file online.  Certain financial information from the organization’s most recently completed accounting year is required; please have your financial records available for reference.

If you’re uncertain which accounting year to report or have other questions, please contact the Charities Program by phone at 800-332-4483.

Find the month the organization's accounting year ends. The annual renewal must be received no later than the deadline.
Fundraiser's Accounting Year End Renewal Deadline
January 31 December 31
February 28/29 January 31
March 31 February 28/29
April 30 March 31
May 31 April 30
June 30 May 31
July 31 June 30
August 31 July 31
September 30 August 31
October 31 September 30
November 30 October 31
December 31 November 30