The DuPage County Clerk's office issues raffle licenses for unincorporated DuPage County only.
Download the Raffle and Poker Runs County Ordinance (PDF)
Raffle License Requirements:
No person, firm or corporation shall conduct a raffle or sell chances for a raffle in the County without first having obtained a license. Licenses for raffles shall be issued only to bona fide religious, charitable, labor, business, fraternal, educational or veteran's organizations which operate without profit to their members, which have been in existence continuously for a period of five (5) years immediately before making application for a license and have had during the entire five (5) year period a bona fide membership engaged in carrying out their objectives and which maintain an office in the County. Law enforcement agencies and statewide associations that represent law enforcement officials may organize raffles. Raffles organized by a law enforcement agency or a statewide association that represents law enforcement officials must only be licensed by the governing body of the county or municipality in which the key location for that raffle is located, even if raffle tickets are sold beyond the borders of that governing body of the county or municipality. A raffle organized by a law enforcement agency or a statewide association that represents law enforcement officials must abide by any restrictions established in the County Ordinance.
Single Event Raffle:
A single event raffle license shall permit the conduct of a raffle or raffles on one (1) date with a maximum cash prize or aggregate of cash prizes awarded not to exceed $250,000.00; the maximum retail value of a noncash prize or prizes awarded not to exceed $250,000.00 individually or in the aggregate.
Application for a single event raffle shall be made in writing no fewer than ten (10) days before the intended sale of raffle chances on the below application.
Download a Single Event Raffle License Application (PDF)
After the Raffle:
Each licensee, within thirty (30) days of the raffle, shall report to its membership and to the office of the County Clerk the following:
- Gross receipts generated by the conducting of the raffle.
- An itemized list of all reasonable operating expenses which have been deducted from the gross receipts.
- Net proceeds from the conducting of the raffle.
- An itemized list of the distribution of the net proceeds.
- A list of prize winners.