The Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for the registration and oversight of professional fund-raisers for
charitable organizations. Under the Maryland Solicitations Act, there are two categories of professional fund-raisers: Fund-raising Counsel
and Professional Solicitors. There is also a category of professional fund-raiser called a Public Safety Solicitor which solicits on behalf of
public safety organizations.
To comply with the Act, a Fund-Raising Counsel must renew their registration annually including the submission of an
application, fee, and contracts that comply with the Act.
To comply with the Act, a professional solicitor must renew their registration annually, including the submission of an
application, fee, $25,000 surety bond in favor of the State of Maryland, fund-raising notices and
contracts, and accounting reports for each campaign conducted on behalf of a charitable
Failure to submit required items for registration indicates non-compliance with the
Act and the professional fund-raiser is not issued a new registration until all items are submitted. For
additional information on the registration requirements or a particular fund-raiser, please contact the
Charitable Organizations Division. This list is updated daily.
16 Francis St. Annapolis, MD 21401 ~ Phone Number: 410-974-5521 ~ FAX Number: 410-974-5190
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 ~~~ Certification Hours: 8:30 - 4:00