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.

Raffles FAQS


Visit the California Office of the Attorney General online for more information about raffles.