Forms, Permits and Licences

Lottery Licence

Ontario municipalities are the issuing authority for lottery licences on behalf of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission. If you are planning a raffle lottery, a bingo, the sale of break-open tickets (Nevada), social gaming or a bazaar, you must obtain a lottery licence.

Charities and non-profit organizations may apply for a lottery licence if they meet the following criteria:

  • Be incorporated and have provided charitable community services for at least one year when applying for a lottery licence.
  • Have a place of business in Ontario.
  • Have charitable purposes such as:
    • Relief of poverty
    • Advancement of education or religion
    • Benefit of the community

When applying for a lottery licence for the first time or during an eligibility review, you must provide the following information and copies of documents pertaining to your organization:

  • Letters patent
  • Constitution and bylaws
  • Budget for the current year
  • Financial statements for the preceding year
  • List of the Board of Directors
  • Latest report to the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Charitable number for income tax purposes
  • Notification of Charitable Registration letter from the Canada Revenue Agency with any supporting documentation, indicating the applicant’s status and terms of registration
  • Charitable returns to the Canada Revenue Agency for the previous calendar year
  • Detailed description of your organization's activities
  • Annual report

All organizations that have received lottery licences are subject to periodic eligibility reviews. We may ask you to provide new documents or update your information.

To apply for a lottery licence, contact the Clerk's office at 613-764-3139, extension 515 or by email at

To learn more about provincial regulations, visit Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.