Register a Foreign Nonprofit in Colorado
To register a foreign nonprofit in the State of Colorado, you must file a Statement of Foreign Entity Authority with the Colorado Secretary of State. You can submit this document online. The Statement of Foreign Entity Authority costs $100 to file. Below, we cover the most frequently asked questions about how to file the Statement of Foreign Entity Authority in Colorado. Or, you can simply sign up for our Colorado Foreign Nonprofit service, and we’ll take care of your registration ourselves!
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How do I register my foreign nonprofit in the state of Colorado?
You are able to do this online through the Colorado secretary of state website. You will enter the website and click the link that says “Businesses, Trademarks, Trade Names.”
What happens after I submit the true name of my foreign nonprofit online?
If the name is available in Colorado, the next page will let you know. That will become the foreign nonprofit’s name for use in Colorado. Click the corresponding button at the bottom of the page. You will be brought to the Statement of Foreign Entity Authority web page.
What if my foreign nonprofit’s name is not available in Colorado?
Then you will have to assume a different name for your Colorado nonprofit.
Is there a fee to register my foreign nonprofit in Colorado?
Yes. It will cost $100 to submit your Statement of Foreign Entity Authority.
Will I need to register my foreign nonprofit as a charity before soliciting donations in CO?
How long does it take Colorado to process my foreign registration?
Everything is done online and is immediate.
What are the annual requirements for a foreign nonprofit in Colorado?
You will need to file an annual report with the Colorado Secretary of State. This is done online as well, and there is a $10 fee. Once on the Colorado Secretary of State’s homepage, click on “Business Renewal/File a Periodic Report.” You can then search for your business by name or ID number. Once you find your business you click on “Confirm” to access the periodic report and update any information. Colorado charities have a separate registration and renewal requirement with the Secretary of State, Charities Division. Your foreign nonprofit will have to create an account, then log in and file the renewal online.
If you hire Northwest as your Colorado registered agent, we will receive your annual report notices and contact you every year.