Friday, July 19, 2024, Update at 1 p.m.: Services with the Corporations & Charities Division at are back online. Phone, chat, and in-person services will resume on Monday, July 22.

Corporations & Charities

ALERT - December 11, 2023: Effective 1/1/2024 notifications will no longer be mailed to organizations registered with the Charities Program. Notifications will only be sent to the email address that is on record.

INFO - November 16, 2023: Life happens, save yourself the worry by utilizing the Future Effective Date feature in CCFS (or in your submission by mail). Designate a future date (up to 90 days) to ensure your documents take effect when needed.

ALERT - November 3, 2023: Effective 1/1/2024 new and existing businesses will need to submit a Beneficial Ownership Information Report to the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network “FinCen”. More information can be found through the links under our Business Entities tab.

INFO - September 12, 2023: Effective 10/9/2023 Certificates and Notifications issued by our office look slightly different. Verify the authenticity of notifications from our office by reviewing the business’s filing history in the Corporations and Charities Filing System “CCFS”.

INFO - August 8, 2023: Effective 10/9/2023 expedite fees and for-profit annual report fees will be increasing in accordance with WAC 434-112, please see our fee table here.

ALERT - May 4, 2023: When logging into the Corporations and Charities Filings System “CCFS”, please be sure to refresh and/or remove browser cache. The system requires you to reset your password every 120 days. All Nonprofit Annual Report, Articles of Incorporation and Reinstatement filings should be filed online via CCFS.


Current Rulemaking

Emergency Rules

None at this time

Preproposed Rules

None at this time

Proposed Rules for Public Comment

None at this time

Final Permanent Rules

CR-103P WAC 434-112 August 31, 2023


Contact Us

Customer Service Hours by Chat, Phone, In-Person Services and Email:

Live Chat: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, except legal holidays

Skip the wait - chat with our staff today! We can handle any questions you may have and pride ourselves on providing step-by-step instructions and assisting our customers through the filing process. When you chat with our Corporations Team, you will receive a transcript of your conversation for your records.

Phone: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, except legal holidays



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In-Person Services: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except legal holidays.

Parking is available behind the building which is accessible from Talcott Ave.

Physical address & Overnight address by commercial carrier:
801 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501-1226
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Mailing address (ALL USPS): 
PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234

Email: Inquiries are answered in the order received; we recommend chat if you need a rapid response due to the volume of emails we receive.


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