Charities Compliance


Charities Compliance

The late registration fee is $25.00 per month for each month the registration is late. The fee collected by Secretary of State is deposited into a fund which supports the Secretary of State's Office and administration and compliance activities under the Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act to protect West Virginians from fraudulent solicitors.

Making a Formal Inquiry or Complaint

If you believe a charitable organization or professional fundraiser is acting in violation of the law, there are several ways to contact us about the problem. Your cooperation and information is important to help stop fraudulent charities and solicitors. Putting an end to scams is one great way to help honest charities thrive.

  • Use the General Complaint form to report the problem online.

  • Send e-mail to our staff at for assistance.

  • Call the Charitable Organizations staff in the Business Division at (304) 558-8000 or (866) 767-8683 to discuss the problem or question

Contact the Charities Division for further assistance regarding charitable organizations, professional fundraisers and fundraising counsels.​​

If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us:  304.558.8000   toll free 866.767.8683  email: