In accordance with MGL 271:7A, a permit for a raffle and/or a bazaar may be obtained by certain qualifying non-profit organizations: a veterans’ organization chartered by Congress; a church or religious organization; a fraternal or fraternal benefit society; an educational or charitable organization; a civic or service club or organization; or a club or organization organized and operated exclusively for pleasure, recreation or other non-profit purposes, no part of which inures to the benefit of any member. Qualified non-profits must be organized with the state for a minimum of two years.
Click here to review the Law Governing Raffles and Bazaars.
Activities authorized under the permit include the sale of tickets for prizes to be determined by chance (raffle), or an event maintained by the sponsoring organization for the award of merchandise by chance (bazaar). Bazaars include Las Vegas/Casino Nights.
In addition to the specific requirements and qualifications under the Law Governing Raffles and Bazaars, there are also specific requirements and regulations regarding each of these events from the Attorney General’s Office, as well.
Click here for the Attorney General’s Regulations Governing Raffles.
For more information, please contact the Town Clerks’ Office.