Raffle License

The Winnebago County Clerk’s office issues raffle licenses for raffles that will be conducted only in the County of Winnebago, Illinois, including any of the cities, villages and unincorporated areas, with the exception of the Village of Durand, Illinois.

A raffle is a form of gambling similar to a lottery where a player pays for a chance to win and must be conducted by an organization licensed under the Winnebago County Raffle Ordinance. Only not-for-profit organizations that have been in existence for 5 years or more are eligible to have a raffle.

Raffle Application packets are available at our office, online (link is below), or may be mailed (call 815-319-4250 to request a packet via mail).

Click here for more information, fees and forms.


County Board meeting dates are established by Board Resolution.  Meetings are held in Room 815 on the 8th floor of the Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 West State Street.  Attendance at the meeting is not required.  If your license is not approved, we will notify you by telephone on the day after the Board meeting.  If your license is approved, it will be mailed to you the next day.


BOARD MEETING                                           BOARD MEETING

October 14, 2021                                            April 14, 2022

October 28, 2021                                            April 28, 2022

November 9, 2021   (1st  Tue.)*                   May 12, 2022

November 23, 2021 (4th Tue.)*                   May 26, 2022

December 9, 2021                                          June 9, 2022

December 21, 2021 (4th Tue.)*                   June 23, 2022          

January 13, 2022                                            July 14, 2022

January 27, 2022                                            July 28, 2022                   

February 10, 2022                                          August 11, 2022                  

February 24, 2022                                          August 25, 2022

March 10, 2022                                               September 8, 2022

March 24, 2022                                               September 29, 2022 (5th Thurs.)*

Reminder:  Organizations shall submit applications to the County Clerk’s Office located at the County Administration Building, 404 Elm Street, Room 104 at least ten (10) days prior to the County Board Meeting at which approval is desired.  The Board normally meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.  Application received after the deadline may not be processed in time to submit to the County Board and may be held and submitted at the following County Board meeting.


Financial reports must be submitted to the County Clerk following the payouts.  Please chose the correct report below, enter all information and return to the County Clerk's Office.

A, B & C Raffle Financial Report

D, E & F Raffle Financial Report