Raffle Permit Information

Instructions

Gaming events such as raffles, casino or Las Vegas nights, or poker tournaments may only be conducted by a non-profit organization (whether or not incorporated) that has been organized and actively functioning in Massachusetts for at least two years and is one of the following:

  • Veterans' organization chartered by Congress;
  • Church or religious organization;
  • Fraternal or fraternal benefit society, such as an Elks Club or union:
  • Educational or charitable organization;
  • Civic or service club; or
  • Other club or organization operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes.

Step 1: Before completing your application for a permit to hold a raffle or bazaar, please take a few minutes to read the “Massachusetts Attorney General’s Advisory on Raffle/Bazaar/Poker Tournament Rules and Regulations” at:

http://www.mass.gov/ago/doing-business-in-massachusetts/public-charities-or-not-for-profits/soliciting-funds/raffles-and-other-gaming-activity/guidance-on-raffles/obtaining-a-permit.html

You may wish to print a copy to retain these for your records.

Step 2: Complete one (1) copy of the Application for Permit to Conduct Raffles and Bazaars, please be

sure to have original signatures on copy.  CLICK HERE for an Application Form.

Step 3: Contact the Town Clerk’s Office to obtain the State’s green slip entitled Notice of Issuance of Raffle and/or Bazaar License City or Town (This form is not available on line).

Complete the appropriate sections of the green slip and sign the back.

Step 4: Send by mail or email (townclerk@carlislema.gov) or deliver in person the copies of: 

  • the application, 
  • the green slip,
  • proof of your organization’s non-profit status, and
  • pay online or include a check made out to the Town of Carlisle for $20.00 to the Town Clerk’s Office at the address below:

OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK

66 WESTFORD STREET

CARLISLE, MA  01741

Before your permit expires: Please complete an Annual Report Form and submit two (2) copies to the Town Clerk’s Office within thirty (30) days of the expiration of your permit.