Charitable Solicitations Act

Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR), an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our site and we look forward to assisting you. OPOR’s Gardiner office is open to the public from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. While you are welcome to visit our offices, for faster service, we encourage you to take advantage of our many online services.

To ensure that someone is available to assist you, we recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance.Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. After making an appointment, click on this link for directions.



It is the intent of the Legislature to require the registration and financial reporting of Charitable Organizations, and the registration and bonding of Professional Solicitors.

The primary responsibility of the Office is to review applicants for registration who hold themselves out to be organized or operating for any charitable purpose and who solicit, accept, or obtain contributions from the public for any charitable purpose, and further to compile and maintain current information on registered Charitable Organizations and Professional Solicitors in the State of Maine.

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests

License verifications is available at no charge by visiting Charitable Solicitations Act online licensing portal. OPOR does not issue paper license verifications.

10 Day Notification