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Please be advised that the Capitol Complex, including the North Office Building and Keystone Building, and state offices at One Penn Center in Harrisburg will be closed to public visitors until further notice. We are unable to accept walk-in customers in our offices, but paperwork addressed to the Department of State can be left in a drop-box outside the Keystone Building at 400 North Street.

Please visit COVID-19 Information, Guidance, and Contact Information relating to the Department of State for more details.

NOTICE: Department of State Prothontary Office Closed to Public
NOTICE: In-Person Requirement Suspended for Court Reporters
NOTICE: Limited Suspension of In-person Regulatory Requirements for Notaries for Real Estate Transactions
NOTICE: Pennsylvania Extends Renewal Dates for Charitable Organizations During Coronavirus Emergency


Registration Forms

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations has developed an online system for initial and renewal applications for charitable organizations. CURRENTLY THE BUREAU IS ONLY ACCEPTING BCO-10 FORM ONLINE.

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Charitable Organizations

Please read all instructions prior to completing any form or registration.  By following all instructions, registrations can be processed and reviewed quicker by the Bureau.
 

Notice: BCO-2 Form is for non-renewal only -- Extension request by Charitable Organizations are no longer required.

 

Professional Solicitors

Fundraising Counsels

Purely Public Charities