Raffle and Bazaar Permit

Please fill out the forms necessary to apply for a Permit to Conduct Raffles and or Bazaars in the City of Melrose. Once your paperwork is submitted, it will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to process. Please plan accordingly. Once issued, your permit will be good for one year from the date of issue.

Step 1

Before completing your application for a permit to hold a raffle or bazaar, please visit the Massachusetts Attorney General’s website to review the following information:

  • Guidance on Raffles
  • FAQs about Nonprofit Gaming Events
  • Advisory on Poker Tournaments
  • Laws and Regulations for Raffles and Other Gaming Activity

Step 2

Contact the City Clerk’s Office to obtain two copies of the State’s green slip entitled Notice of Issuance of Raffle and/or Bazaar License City or Town. (This form is not available on line). And the Applications for Permit to Conduct Raffles and Bazaars. Original signatures are required on all three applications. For your convenience, a copy of Chapter 271: Section 7A is attached to the application.Complete the appropriate sections and sign the back of each copy.

Step 3

Send or deliver the three (3) original signed applications, the two (2) green slips, proof of your organization’s non-profit status, and a check made out to the City of Melrose for $50.00 to the City Clerk’s Office at the address below:

City Clerk
Melrose City Hall
562 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Once all of the necessary information has been submitted, your application will be reviewed and if all aspects are in order, a permit will be issued.

  • If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s office at 781-979-4115.

Application, Annual Report, and Chapter 271: Section 7A