ARIJ is a non-governmental organization registered as a Palestinian NGO at the Ministry of Interior under No. BL-478-8. ARIJ is also registered at the Ministry of Finance as a VAT exempted organization under No. 732100037.

In addition to legal registration ARIJ is recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education as a research institute specialized in environmental, agricultural, and water researches under No. 2/M.B.E/99.