The Ohio Professional Solicitor and Fund-Raising Bond is a type of surety bond required by the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section for individuals or entities soliciting charitable donations in the state. The bond amount is $25,000 and the cost of the surety bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms.

How to Get a Ohio Professional Solicitor and Fund-Raising Bond

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Ohio Professional Solicitor and Fund-Raising Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
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How to Register as a register as a Professional Solicitor in Ohio

A Professional Solicitor in Ohio must register with the Ohio Attorney General. A professional solicitor is a person, group, or entity that solicits charitable donations for compensation within the state. This term encompasses a range of actors involved in fundraising campaigns, including:

  • Individual fundraisers: These are people who directly solicit donations from individuals or groups on behalf of a charity.
  • Fundraising firms: These are companies that provide various fundraising services to charities, such as planning campaigns, managing data, and recruiting donors.
  • Telemarketing firms: These are companies that employ telemarketers to solicit donations via phone calls.
  • Direct mail firms: These are companies that specialize in sending out fundraising appeals through the mail.

To register as a Professional Solicitor in Ohio, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Eligibility:
    • You must be at least 18 years old and a United States citizen or authorized alien.
    • You cannot have a felony conviction related to fraud, theft, or embezzlement.
  2. Registration:
    • Complete the Professional Solicitor Registration and/or Renewal online form through the professional fundraiser online portal at
    • Submit a signed and notarized Registration Affidavit.
    • Provide a $25,000 Ohio Professional Solicitor and Fund-Raising Bond.
    • Pay the $200 annual registration fee.
  3. Registration Period:
    • Start date: April 1st is the earliest you can register as a Professional Solicitor for the upcoming year.
    • End date: March 31st is the latest you can register to be considered valid for the same year.
    • Late fees: If you submit your registration after April 1st, you may face additional fees for late submission.
    • Annual renewal: This registration period applies every year. You need to renew your registration and fulfill the requirements again within the specified timeframe to maintain your legal status as a Professional Solicitor in Ohio.
  4. Additional Resources:

Completing the registration process does not guarantee approval. The Attorney General’s Office may deny your registration for various reasons, including incomplete applications, criminal history, or financial instability.

Note: This is a general overview of the registration process. Specific requirements and procedures may vary depending on your individual circumstances. It’s recommended to consult with an attorney specializing in Professional Solicitors in Ohio to ensure you comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.





How to Get Your Ohio Professional Solicitor and Fund-Raising Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

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