Raffle / Bazaar Permit

In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 271 Section 7A all organizations holding a raffle or bazaar as a fundraiser must obtain a Permit to conduct a Raffle and/or Bazaar from the City of Newton.


The Application Packet can be mailed, or printed via the link below:

click here 

For more information please contact Donna Whitham at the City Clerk's Office: (617)796-1200 or by e-mail dwhitham@newtonma.gov


Massachusetts Law:

There are several restrictions and reporting requirements, please click on the links below to review all of the restrictions and the application process.


Please Note: The application process has several steps and once your paperwork is submitted, it will take approximately 2 weeks to process. Please plan accordingly. Once issued, your permit will be good for one year from the date of issue.

The application fee is $10.00. Check should be payable to the City of Newton, or you may pay cash or credit card in the Clerk's Office. 

*Raffles & Bazaars must submit a green slip from the Mass Lottery/Charitable Gaming Department. It is only available from the City Clerk's Office.

*EACH responsible member of the organization must complete a notarized "Declaration of Qualified Applicants" form which is included in the Raffle & Bazaar Application Packet.

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