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An organization is limited to 3 bazaars in a calendar year. There is no limit as to how many raffles can be held during the year in which the permit is valid.
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Organizations must have been organized and active for at least 2 years prior to applying for a permit. The Town Clerk has a right to request proof of validity, such as Meeting Minutes from 2 years ago.
The fee for a Raffle/Bazaar permit is $20.00 and it is valid for 1 year from the date it is issued by the Town Clerk.
Yes, in addition to the Raffle/Bazaar Permit Application, a Notice of Issuance of Raffle and Bazaar License must be completed. The Town Clerk's office will mail a copy of this form to the State Lottery Commission. Once they receive the form, the State Lottery Commission will mail the necessary tax forms directly to the organization. Within 10 days of each raffle, the organization must file a tax return and 5% of gross proceeds to the State Lottery Commission.
View the Notice of Issuance of Raffle and Bazaar License (PDF)
Upon the expiration date of a permit, the organization has 30 days to complete and return the Annual Report for Raffles and Bazaars (PDF) to the Town Clerk's office that issued the Raffle Permit. This must be done before a renewal may be issued. If the Town Clerk's office does not receive the Annual Report, they have the authority to refuse to issue a new permit to the organization.
The following information will need to be provided on the Annual Report: