Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we ensure lottery events are being conducted safely and in accordance with Provincial and local regulations. In addition to the lottery licensing application available below, organizations must submit a plan outlining the following:
- Physical layout of the proposed lottery site illustrating physical distancing;
- Maximum capacity of the site; 
- What resources will be provided to attendees (i.e. hand sanitizer, masks if required by By-law);
- A proposed parking plan where outdoor patios have interfered with regular parking spaces;
- Washroom protocol and sanitation; 

This plan is subject to approval by the Fire and By-law department prior to issuance of the permit. Please allow additional time for this review.

Municipalities have the authority to issue licences for most lottery events conducted in their communities, including:

  • Bingo events with prize boards up to $5,500;
  • Raffles, including Catch the Ace with prize boards up to $50,000;
  • Break Open ticket events within the municipality;
  • Bazaar gaming events; and 
  • Media Bingo.

In the above examples, consideration (cash) is paid for a chance (ticket/card) to win a prize.

All lotteries require a license issued by the Municipality or the Provincial Government.  Licenses can only be issued to charitable or non-profit organizations as defined by the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario.  The clerk's department may advise organizations if they qualify for lottery licensing and which category is applicable. Organizations that have never been issued a licence must first complete the Application for Licensing Eligibility to determine if they are eligible to apply. 

Proceeds from lotteries must be used for the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, the advancement of religion, and/or other charitable purposes beneficial to the community.

Applications, terms and conditions and municipal requirements may be picked up in the clerk's department at Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill.

For additional resources related to lottery licensing in the Town of Pelham, please refer to the following: 

Lottery Licence Applications

Raffle Licence Applicatio
*Raffle licence application is also used for Catch the Ace and varying "raffle" schemes*

Bazaar Licence Application

Bingo Licence Application

Blanket Licence Application 

Break Open Application 

Lottery Licence Reports

Catch the Ace Report

Raffle Lottery

Bingo Report

Blanket Report

Break Open Report

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