Bazaar and Raffle Permits

Chapter 940 CMR 13.00: Regulations Governing Bazaars and M.G.L.Chapter 271, s7A governing Raffles.

All non-profit organizations must be in existence a minimum of  two years, registered with the state, and must apply for a raffle/bazaar permit in order to conduct raffle or bazaar fund raisers. There is no exception to this rule.  Raffle and Bazaar permits are two separate licenses.   The cost for such permits is $20 for a new permit and a $10 fee for renewal of existing permits.

Any questions, please contact the following:

Massachusetts State Lottery Commission
Donna Foley
(781) 849-5527

Office of the Attorney General, Division of Public Charities
Leslie Bennett
(617) 727-2200 ext. 2120

Your charity should be registered and proof will be necessary to obtain a raffle/bazaar permit.  The Town Clerk's Office has the applications for new and established non-profit organizations.   Permits must be renewed yearly.  Please pay special attention to the date on your current permit, so you do not miss the renewal date.

For Las Vegas Nights and Texas Holdem, they are licensed through the Mass Lottery Commission.