Instructions for Withdrawing

We are no longer operating in Colorado, or we are no longer required by law to register.  How do we withdraw?

To withdraw your organization, file any final documents, and then fill out the withdrawal form (PDF).  

Mail the form to:

Colorado Secretary of State
Charities Program
1700 Broadway, Ste. 200
Denver, CO 80290

Forms can also be faxed to 303-869-4871, or emailed to charitable@sos.state.co.us.

 

What do you mean by "Fiscal year-end of last approved filing?"

For charitable organizations, this refers to the end of the reporting period listed on the most recent registration, amendment, or renewal document approved by our office. You can confirm this in the organization’s history on our website.

For paid solicitors and professional fundraising consultants, this refers to the date the current registration expires or expired.

 

When can a charitable organization file a withdrawal?

A charitable organization can withdraw its registration after it files a final registration and financial report for the most recent fiscal year that it was subject to the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act (“CCSA”), unless it is a newly-formed charitable organization.

A newly-formed charitable organization can withdraw its registration unconditionally if it registered by mistake.

A church or integrated auxiliary of a church can withdraw its registration at any time if it is eligible for the exemption listed in 6-16-104(6)(a), C.R.S.  Please note that this exemption does not apply to all religious organizations.

 

When can a paid solicitor file a withdrawal?

A paid solicitor can withdraw its registration after the paid solicitor files a registration renewal for the most recent fiscal year that it was subject to the CCSA, a solicitation campaign financial report for every solicitation campaign for which the paid solicitor has filed a solicitation notice, and solicitation notice for every solicitation campaign conducted by the paid solicitor in Colorado.

 

When can a professional fundraising consultant file a withdrawal?

A professional fundraising consultant can withdraw its registration after the professional fundraising consultant files a registration renewal for the most recent fiscal year in which it was subject to the CCSA.

 

I have more questions.

See the first page of the withdrawal form (PDF) for more information. You can also contact us at charitable@sos.state.co.us or 303-894-2200.

 

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