Charitable Activities Section, Oregon Department of Justice
Fund-Raising Firm Registration Form PF-10/PF-20
Professional/commercial fund-raising firms must register with the
Department of Justice, Charitable Activities Section before
conducting solicitations for contributions. Solicitations without such
a registration is a class A misdemeanor.
To register, submit a completed registration form and $250 annual
registration fee. The registration form must be completed by a
responsible party with the professional/commercial fund-raising
firm. A responsible party includes a sole proprietor, partner
(partnership), or officer (corporation).
The registration shall be effective for a period of one year from the
date issued. The firm will receive a registration number and
confirmation of the date issued in writing from the Department of
Justice. The firm must submit a completed registration form and
$250 registration fee to renew its registration. To avoid a lapse in
registration, submit the renewal fee and form at least two weeks
prior to the expiration of the current registration period.
1. Firm Name/Address
Enter the full name of the professional/commercial fund-raising firm.
Also list all assumed business names and all other names to be used
by solicitors. Enter the address of the principal place of business of
2. Telephone Number/E-mail Address
Enter the telephone number of the principal place of business of the
professional/commercial fund-raising firm. If applicable, enter the
e-mail address of the firm.
3. Firm Type
Check the appropriate box indicating the type of firm. A professional
firm solicits only donations. A commercial firm sells a good or
service in connection with its request for a donation. A firm may
conduct both types of campaigns under one registration.
4. Organizational Type
Check the appropriate box indicating the type of organization for the
professional/commercial fund-raising firm.
5. Fund-Raising Method
Check the appropriate box(es) that apply to the firm’s method of
. Corporate Officers
If the fund-raising firm is a corporation, enter the names of the
president and secretary, as applicable. Also enter the residential
address and telephone number for each individual listed.
7. Firm Ownership
Enter the name, residential address, and telephone number of each
individual who owns a 10% or more interest in the firm. Enter the
percentage of ownership for each individual. Attach additional sheets
Enter the name and position in the professional fund-raising firm of
the person completing this registration form..
An authorized officer of the registrant must sign in the space
Address and Telephone Number Changes
The Department of Justice must be notified in writing of any change
in information contained in the current registration form on file. The
written notification of change must be delivered within 7 days after
the change occurs. Firms may submit a new registration form
indicating the changes, or the changes may be listed in a letter.
Where to File
Submit the completed registration form and $250 annual registration
fee to the following address:
Professional Fund-Raising Registrar
Charitable Activities Section
100 SW Market Street
Portland, Oregon 97201-5702
Make check payable to the Oregon Department of Justice.
For information regarding the additional responsibilities of
professional/commercial fund-raising firms, see Oregon’s Charitable
Solicitations Act (Oregon Revised Statues 128.801 to 128.898).