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Raffle License

A permit must be obtained to hold a raffle (see link 1 below for general information and scroll down for link for application). 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. The application must be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the date the raffle tickets will be sold.

A non-profit organization may conduct a 50/50 raffle without a permit, as long as a prize does not exceed $300.

Online users who have additional questions and would like to be contacted by a departmental staff member may submit a request by clicking on the Create Service Request button below. Please complete all of the fields in the Contact Information section then scroll down to the bottom of the page and provide a brief description of the request in the Brief Description field.

Applications may also be submitted in-person at 255 Rockville Pike, 1st Floor, Suite 100, Rockville, MD. 20850 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. It takes approximately 30 days to obtain a license.

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