2022 Nonprofit Law and Process Changes
In 2021 the state legislature passed new laws for nonprofit corporations. The new laws go into effect January 1, 2022 and will change nonprofit corporation documents to meet the new requirements under RCW 24.03A.
Our office is currently making significant changes to the online filing process for nonprofit corporations. While those changes are being implemented, nonprofit corporation filings will not be available online beginning 12/30/2021. Anyone that needs to file nonprofit corporation documents in January or February 2022 should use paper filing options.
The new nonprofit corporation documents with instructions will be available 12/28/2021 on our website at: https://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/forms.aspx. The paper forms are processed in the order received, or an expedited option is available for an additional fee. Customers may also bring documents to our Olympia office for same day filing at our front counter.
We recognize this may cause inconvenience for some, and we will continue working to get our full online services available as soon as possible.
Reminder notices will continue to be delivered by email, mail, or both depending on your account settings.
Washington Secretary of State
Corporations and Charities Division