Raffle Permit

What is the purpose of this permit?
Application by a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization to raffle unopened liquor to members of their nonprofit. WAC 314-38-040
Who issues this permit?
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
What activities require this permit?
For a nonprofit to raffle alcohol to its members.
How much will this permit cost?
$10 per event or $25 annual permit. Annual permit expires 6/30. Hard copy only available printed off our website.
Where can I get the application for this permit?
The application is called 'Application for Permit to Raffle Liquor' is online and can be accessed at https://lcb.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/licensing/forms/LIQ-084-Application Form-for-Raffle-Liquor.docx.
Do I need to include anything with my application?
Applicable fees.
Is the decision on my permit dependent on anything besides the information in my application?
Possible follow up questions from agency.
How long will it take to review my application?
Seven to fourteen days - can be issued instantly if customer comes into HQ.
Where do I submit my application?

Submit application to address on the top of the application.

    Licensing & Regulation Division
    PO BOX 43085
    Olympia, WA 98504-3085

How long is my permit valid?
Raffle permits are available for one-time or annual raffles.
Legal Authority:
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here: https://www.oria.wa.gov/ORIA-2020-PermitTimelinessProgressReport.pdf.

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 10.2
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 48

(Summary results based on 70 submittals in 2023)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Web page URL: http://lcb.wa.gov
Helpdesk phone: (360) 664-1600
Subject matter expert phone: (360) 664-1616
Subject matter expert email: merwil.guzman@lcb.wa.gov
Publications: http://lcb.wa.gov/licensing/permits
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
1025 Union Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98504
Telephone: (360) 664-1600
Website: http://www.lcb.wa.gov
* Permit information last updated 9/24/2020