Due to the ongoing fight to reduce the impacts of COVID-19, the Corporations and Charities Division office has in-person services available if you are not able to complete your filing online. All in-person service requests must be received by 4pm daily. We apologize for any inconvenience. Note: Our office will be closed November 25-27 , online services will still be available through CCFS. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Nonprofit Corporations, Online and Paper Registration

If your nonprofit organization is or plans to raise funds from the public, it may also be required to register with the Charities Program of the Secretary of State. Registration with the Charities Program is separate from and in addition to filings required under corporate law. Please visit the Charities Program Web Site to review the registration requirements and registration forms.

Washington Nonprofit Corporation


Foreign (non Washington) Nonprofit Corporation


Nonprofit Professional Service Corporation

IRS Tax Exempt Status Information
Are you applying for 501 (C) tax exempt status with the IRS? If you are, your Articles of Incorporation must contain a specific purpose clause and a dissolution of assets provision. Suggested language and other resources for nonprofit corporations are available at https://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits.


Read more at http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/NonprofitCorporations.aspx