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).
WINNEBAGO COUNTY BOARD MEETING DATES
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.