Registering Annually for Your Raffle Permit
The registration period for conducting raffles is September 1 through August 31 annually. Registration must be completed prior to conducting raffle-related activities, including the selling of raffle tickets. You must obtain a confirmation letter from the Registry of Charitable Trusts prior to conducting any raffle activities. This includes selling tickets to an event that will be held in the future. If you wish to conduct the drawing after September 1 of any year, but you wish to sell tickets prior to September 1 of that year, you must register for both years. An organization must file the raffle registration form at least 60 days before the scheduled date of the raffle in order to give Registry staff sufficient time to process the form. The Registry does not confirm receipt of raffle registration forms. An organization that wants confirmation that the Registry has received a form must submit the form to the Registry by requesting “certified receipt,” a service available at the U.S. Post Office.
- Raffle Registration Checklist
- Nonprofit Raffle Registration Form – CT-NRP-1
Each nonprofit organization that intends to conduct a raffle during a year (September 1 through August 31) must complete and submit a raffle registration form.
- Nonprofit Raffle Report – CT-NRP-2
A nonprofit organization that has registered to conduct raffles must file a single aggregate report for all raffles held during the reporting year (September 1 through August 31), regardless of the number of raffles held. Reports are due on or before October 1.
- Penal Code Section 320.5. Charitable Raffles, pdf
- Nonprofit Raffle Program Regulations – Title 11, Division 1, Chapter 4.6, sections 410-426, pdf
Visit the California Office of the Attorney General online for more information about raffles.