As of January 1, 2018, in accordance with Public Act 17-231, each Municipality will be responsible for the permitting and enforcement of all bingo games, Bazaars and Raffles taking place in their town.
All applications must be returned to the Town of Bolton - Selectman's Office in person.
Bazaar and Raffle Permit Types
Bazaar permits are issued to qualifying non-profit organizations wishing to run a bazaar in town. Bazaar permit application fees are on a per day basis. Examples of bazaar games are 50/50s, tea cup and blower ball games.
After each bazaar has been permitted and completed, a verified statement to include gross receipts, expenses, net profit and prizes awarded is to be filed by the organization at the end of the next succeeding month.
Bingo registrations are issued to qualifying non-profit organizations. Upon receiving their initial registration, they can apply for any of the following bingo permits: The following bingo permits may be applied for:
Weekly(annual), Monthly(annual), Temporary Single Event(2 per year), Senior(one time), Parent Teacher Organization(annual)
Individual PIN Operator registrations are issued to all individuals associated with the qualified non-profit organizations that wish to work at any bingo event.
After each event has been permitted and completed, the non-profit is required to file a financial return within 10 days providing pertinent event information to include the gross receipts, prizes awarded and net profit of which a payment of 5% of the net profit will be paid to the municipality.
Raffle permits are issued to qualifying non-profit organizations wishing to run a raffle in town. There are various classes of raffle permits which are based on factors such as length of time tickets will be sold and the aggregate value of prizes to be awarded. The application fees differ for each raffle permit type. Examples of raffles are cash prizes, duck race, cow chip.
After each raffle has been permitted and completed, a verified statement to include gross receipts, expenses, net profit and prizes awarded is to be filed by the organization at the end of the next succeeding month.