Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

The Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations maintains the records repository of more than 3 million companies that do business in the Commonwealth and serves as the centralized filing office for Uniform Commercial Code financing statements. In order to register a business, you will need to file with the Bureau.

The Bureau also administers the state's charitable solicitation law. It maintains registration and financial information on over 16,000 charities soliciting in the Commonwealth, as well as more than 450 professional solicitors and fundraising counsels.

Business & Corporations

Learn about forming and registering your business online, how to complete other types of business filing, and other resources.


Find information about registering your charity in Pennsylvania, professional solicitors and fundraising counsels. 

Contact Us

Businesses & Corporations

(717) 787-1057, RA-CORPS@pa.gov

Email about Corporations


(717) 783-1720, ST-CHARITY@pa.gov

Email About Charities