1. You must first obtain a raffle and bazaar permit from the city or town clerk where your event will be held.
  2. The clerk will charge you anywhere from $10 to $50 for the permit; it varies from city to town.
  3. The clerk and the chief of police determine whether or not your organization qualifies for the permit. In order to qualify, you must be a non-profit organization in existence for at least 2 years and operating as a non-profit in the Commonwealth.
  4. If the permit is issued, the clerk will notify us, and we will mail a tax package to the group.

Please note: Organizations with a Raffle and Bazaar permit from the local city or town clerk can have an unlimited amount of raffles while the permit is valid (one year from the date of issuance). The permit also allows a maximum of three (3) Casino Nights. The definition of a Bazaar is NOT your local Church bazaar. The law defines a Bazaar as a Casino or Las Vegas Night.