Submit documentation of eligibility to town clerk and pay application fee
Application is then presented to chief of police for his approval/signature
Application returned to Town Clerk for issuance of the permit
Permit issued or denied within 30 days of application
Valid for one year (organization may conduct multiple raffles, or 3 bazaars)
Permits may be revoked if non-members promote the raffle, uses of proceeds are not as stated in the application, payments are made for promotion of raffle, or facts on the application have changed without notice to the clerk.
Organization must file an annual report (PDF) within 30 days of expiration of permit detailing number of events, amount raised, expenses, names of winners of prizes valued at more than $250, uses of the net proceeds; signed by the people on the application and an accountant.
State Lottery commission will issue appropriate tax forms (5% commission on gross proceeds payable within 10 days of each event).
Renewal of permit is conditional upon timely receipt of annual report. Organization must keep records sufficient to substantiate information required by annual report.