Food and Facilities Licensing

Licensing Services - Bingo

Who must apply for a bingo license?
Before anyone can operate a bingo game within Montgomery County, they must first obtain a bingo license. Only non-profit organizations qualified under Section 501 (c) (3), (4), (7), or (10) of the Internal Revenue Code, Title 26 of the United States Annotated Code may obtain a bingo license.

What is bingo?
Bingo, Keno, and Lotto are defined as any game of chance where players place markers on a pattern of numbered squares, according to numbers drawn and announced by a caller.

When must one apply for a bingo license?
The application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date you want to conduct the bingo game.

How does one apply for a bingo license?
Applications and information on the required attachments are available here:

Is there a fee?

See the fee schedule to determine the appropriate fee:  Fee Schedule

What is the process for applying for a Bingo License?

  • Submit the notarized application, attachments, and the appropriate fee.
  • Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
  • The license will be mailed to the applicant.
Staff from the Licensure & Regulatory Services section are available to discuss questions during regular working hours (Monday through Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 240-777-3986.