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Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations - Alcohol and Gaming Division

Ticket Lottery Licence (Over $500)

Who Needs This Licence?

Any charitable or religious organization wanting to conduct a ticket raffle offering total prizes valued over $500.

Please note
That there are two Ticket Lottery Permits, one for under $500 and one for over $500. Please make sure that you have selected the correct permit.

Issuing Department / Agency:
  Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations

Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Division
Where can you get this Licence and / or further information?
Phone: 902-424-6160 [Dartmouth Office]
902-563-3495 [Sydney Office]
1-877-565-0556 (toll-free in Nova Scotia)
Note:  If you call after normal business hours, your call will be returned the next day.
Office Locations:

Dartmouth location:
780 Windmill Road
2nd Floor
Dartmouth, NS
Fax: 902-424-4942

Sydney location:
1030 Upper Prince Street
Sydney, NS
Fax: 902-563-3430

Hours: (Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
E-mail: Licensing & Registration: agdlicense@gov.ns.ca
Investigation & Enforcement: agdinvest@gov.ns.ca
Website: novascotia.ca/snsmr/access/alcohol-gaming.asp
Write: Licensing Section
Alcohol and Gaming Division
P.O. Box 545
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y8
Application Forms & Process:
1)  If you wish to apply using an application form, Phone, visit, write or e-mail one of the contact sources listed above.  The appropriate application kit will be supplied by mail, or may be picked up by the applicant.
Other materials which may be of interest include:
Notice to All Applicants 
Ticket Lottery Regulations
Ticket Lottery Report 
Ticket Lottery Licence (over $500) Application Form
Please note:  These forms are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which requires the FREE Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. If you do not have the Reader, you can download the program FREE of charge.2)  If you are not applying online, the completed application form can be mailed, faxed or brought to the Alcohol and Gaming Division office (see addresses above).

3)  If the application is approved, the Division will mail an official lottery licence to the applicant displaying a lottery number.

The application is reviewed by staff to ensure it is completed in its entirety. After review by the staff, the applicant is issued the appropriate license, or notified of its denial.
Waiting Period:

10 business days

However, if the applicant has submitted an application and requires the lottery licence number sooner, they may telephone our office and if the application has been processed the licence number can be provided at that time.

Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received

Expiry & Renewal:
This license is valid for a period varying from 1 day to 3 years. The renewal is started by the Division, which will send a renewal form to the license holder before the current license expires. Ticket Single Licenses are not renewable.
Price: (No tax is charged)
Ticket Single: Fee equivalent to 2.13% of total prize value to be submitted within 30 days after the expiry date of the license

Ticket Series: Fee equivalent to 2.13% of total prize value to be submitted on an annual basis for a 3 year license term, or 30 days following the expiry date of a license issued for less than 3 years.
Related Requirements:
See Guidelines
Additional Information:
The lottery license number issued is only good for the lottery fundraising program for which it has been assigned and is in force for the period stipulated on the license.
Legislative Authority:
Gaming Control Act, Ticket Lottery Regulations, Chapter 4 of the Acts of 1994-95.




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