Raffle Permits

The Town Clerk’s Office issues raffle permits to non-profit groups or organizations that intend to hold raffles at a location in Hanover. Applications may be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office. Please note that there is a $10.00 filing fee.

Once the application has been filed and the fee paid, the application is forwarded to the Chief of Police for approval. If the Chief approves the permit, the Town Clerk then issues a certificate to the organization that must be held on-site in full view of the public on the day of the event. The certificate is valid for one year. Additional forms are also given to the organization hosting the event to be filled out and submitted to the Massachusetts State Lottery indicating the raffle winners, the net proceeds, and the uses to which the proceeds were applied.