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Starting A Council

Dear Applicant:

We thank you for your interest in the League of United Latin American Citizens! Our members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico are joined together in seeking a brighter future for all Hispanic Americans living in the United States.

Below are the instructions and the necessary forms to apply for a charter within the League of United Latin American Citizens. 

Using any other forms other than the enclosed or online forms will delay the chartering process for your council. All paperwork must be returned in order to process the charter that includes the Annual Charter Agreement. Once the application is received by the National Office, it is presented to the National LULAC Executive Board for approval within a ten working day period. If there are no objections by the Board, the application is approved and the new council is issued a charter and unique council number.

The council number is assigned by the director of membership services.

The application process takes approximately twenty days (20) to complete including approval and processing time. Failure to complete any part of the application package will cause delays. Once completed, a letter of acknowledgment will be mailed to the "council president" from the membership department. The charter and membership materials will be mailed out to the council contact. Be sure to submit all required paperwork and fees to your state and district directors where applicable.

Remember that to be in good standing with the National Office, each council must be in good standing with their state and district offices.

The Membership Office is headquartered in El Paso, Texas and is available to serve you Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm Mountain Standard Time. Please contact this office if you need any assistance with membership. Our staff is always happy to assist you in realizing LULAC’s mission in your community.

Should you have any questions please contact the Director of Membership Services at the address indicated below, or visit our web site at

221 N Kansas Street, Suite 501
El Paso, Texas 79901
BUS: (866) 577-0726 • FAX: (915) 577-0914

Thank you for your interest. I hope you will become part of the LULAC family in the near future.

New Charter Application Instructions


A LULAC Council is an affiliated unit of the League of United Latin American Citizens that is comprised of volunteer members who work within a community under the authority of a Charter granted by the LULAC National Board of Directors upon approval of an application for LULAC Charter.