Raffle License

Games of Chance

 Who should file for Games of Chance/License for a Raffle?

Only bona-fide religious, charitable, labor, fraternal, educational, or veteran’s organizations that operate without profit to their members and which have been in existence continuously for a period of five years immediately before making application for a license and which have had during that entire five-year period a bona-fide membership engaged in carrying out their objects (Ordinance passed 01/13/1980)

Proof of the organization should be presented at the time of application

 Licensing Requirements:

 Licenses shall be issued to qualified applicants upon the fulfillment of the following:

  • A fee in the amount of $10.00
  • The applicant must be 18 years of age
  • The aggregate retail value of all prizes in a single raffle shall be limited to $250,000.00
  • The maximum retail value of each prize awarded in a single raffle shall be limited to $250,000.00
  • The maximum price which may be charged for each raffle chance issued or sold shall be limited to $25.00
  • The maximum number of days during which chances may be issued or sold shall be limited to 90 days
  • Licenses shall be valid for one raffle any may be suspended or revoked for any violation of this chapter (113.02)


 Where to obtain a License for a Raffle?

 In the County Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Click the link to download a PDF of the Raffle License Application.



County Clerk

Barbara M. Link, Henry County Clerk/Recorder & Election Authority

Phone:  309-937-3575
Fax:   309-937-2796

307 West Center Street
Cambridge, IL 61238

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday