Raffles and Bazaars

Details of the License

A raffle is an arrangement for raising money by the sale of tickets, certain among which, as determined by chance after the sale, entitles the holder to prizes.

A bazaar is a place maintained by the sponsoring organization for disposal by means of chance of one or both of the following prizes: (1) merchandise of any value, (2) cash awards not to exceed $25 each.

The fee to file an application to conduct a raffle or a bazaar is $20.

Raffle Permit application here.  Along with the raffle permit application, a second form which is supplied by the State's Gaming Commission can be filled out in person when your raffle permit application and payment are submitted.  

Eligibility for a License

Nonprofit organizations in existence for more than 2 years, that are either veterans' organizations chartered by Congress; church or religious organizations; fraternal or fraternal benefit societies; educational or charitable organizations; civic or service club organizations; or a club or organization operated exclusively for pleasure, recreation, and other nonprofit purposes, where no part of the net earnings inures to the benefit of any member or shareholder, may apply to the Town Clerk to conduct a raffle or a bazaar.

Raffle Permits may take up to 2 weeks to process.

Please note that organizations which do not submit the required annual reports may not be issued subsequent permits.