Food and Facilities Licensing

Licensing Services - Permits - Raffles

Before anyone can operate a raffle within Montgomery County, they must obtain a raffle permit. 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 raffle permit. A non-profit organization may conduct a 50/50 raffle without a permit, as long as the prize does not exceed $300.00.

What is a raffle?
A raffle is a lottery in which the prize is won by one of numerous persons buying chances. The raffle includes the sale of chances and the drawing of the winner.

When must one apply for a raffle permit?
The application must be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the date the raffle tickets will be sold.

Is there a fee?

See the fee schedule to determine the appropriate fee.

What is the process for applying for a Raffle Permit?

  • Download and complete the Application:¬† Raffle Permit¬†(PDF )
  • The application and the appropriate fee must be submitted.
  • Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
  • The permit will be mailed to the applicant.

Licensure & Regulatory Services staff are available to discuss questions during regular working hours (Monday through Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 240-777-3986.