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Obtaining a Raffle or Bingo Lincense
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Procedure for Obtaining Raffle/Bingo License

1. Any Organization applying for a Raffle/Bingo License must have an identification number which is issued by the State of New Jersey, Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission (973) 273-8000 and you must present the original Registration Certificate to the Municipal Clerks Office when filing an application to conduct raffles. 

2. Filing; License applications should be made to PRINCETON and shall be filed in quadruplicate with the Municipal Clerks Office and the original Registration Certificate must be provided with the application.  All signatures must be originals and notarized and at least two signatures must be on the applications.  Applications cannot be accepted if the original Registration Certificate is not provided.

3. The Municipal Clerk Office files the application with Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission (LGCCC).  The Municipal Clerk may not issue the License for fourteen (14) days after filling with Legalized Games.  This means that organizations may not have tickets printed until the License is issued to them by the Municipal Clerk. 

4. Contents of the Ticket; off-premise raffles (selling tickets prior to the date of the raffle).  Whenever a licensee shall submit an application to the Municipal Clerk, two sample ticket forms must accompany the application. 

a.Name and identification number of the qualified organization and number of the license issued for the occasion;bPlace where the occasion will be held and the date and time;c.A list of the prizes and the retail value of each;d.The number of the ticket;e.Price of the ticket;f.The purpose to which the entire net proceeds will be devoted;g.The statement:  “No substitution of the offered prize may be made and no cash will be given in lieu of the prize.”h.The presence of the holder of a ticket shall not be required in order to win unless the ticket bears the statement “NOT VAILD UNLESS HOLDER IS PRESENT AT THE DRAWING.”i.The stub of each ticket shall bear the name and address of the holder, the number of the ticket, the raffle license number issued for the occasion and the identification number of the organization.

5. Off-premise 50/50 cash raffle

Same as above, except for item c. shall read;

The statement:  “this is a 50/50 cash raffle and the winner will receive 50 percent of the amount received for all tickets or rights to participate.”

If the prize pool is to be divided among multiple winners, the ticket must indicate the percentage of the prize pool that each winner will receive.

6. Fees due to LGCCC and Princeton:

a.Off-premise raffle;$20.00 for each $1,000. or part thereof made payable to Princeton and $20.00 for each $1,000. or part thereof to LGCCC of the retail value of the prize. (i.e. a raffle with the total amount of the prizes being $2,559. would pay Princeton $60.00 and $60.00 to LGCCC.) Fees are due at the time the application is filed with the Municipal Clerk Office.b.Off-premise 50/50 raffles;$20.00 fee shall be paid the LGCC and $20.00 to Princeton at the time the application is filed. In the event that the awarded prize exceeds $1,000, then an additional fee of $20.00 per thousand or part thereof in value of the awarded prize shall be forwarded to LGCCC together with the Report of Raffles Operations.c.On-premise raffles: (a raffle conducted in which all tickets are sold only at the event and not prior to the event) $20.00 to LGCCC and $20.00 to Princeton.d.“Casino Nights”:  $100.00 to each Princeton and LGCCC and Form 13 must also be filed with the application.e.Bingo: $20.00 to LGCCC and $20.00 to PrincetonChecks should be made payable to Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission and to Princeton.

7. Prohibited Prizes

a.No licensee shall offer any prize of real estate or an interest therein, bonds, stocks, securities, weapons, live animals, personal or professional services, motor vehicle leases, foreign or domestic coins, or any merchandise refundable in any of the foregoing or in money or cash.b.No prize consisting of cash or money may be offered or awarded except in the case of a 50/50 raffle.

8. Report of Raffles/Bingo Operations

The report of operations shall be filed by the licensee with LGCCC no later than the 15th day of the calendar month immediately following the calendar month in which the licensed activity was held.

a.Off-premise raffle licensees shall secure from the printer of tickets a certificate showing:- The number of tickets printed  - The first and last numbers used - That the tickets were consecutively numbered - A sample of the actual ticket

For any additional information you may need, please contact the office of the Clerk (609) 924-5704or Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission (973) 273-8000 or http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/lgccc

Witherspoon-Jackson Historic District

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

Mercer County Affordable Housing Veterans Residence provides rental units for low-income veterans. The rental property is located at 2280 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08619. For more information, visit:

For eligibility and requirements, download the PDF handbook at:

http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_manual.pdf

To view the application, download a PDF copy at: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_application.pdf

For more information, contact the Mercer County Affordable Housing Program at:

640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

Phone: (609) 989-6858, Fax (609) 989-0306

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

3.4.2      Municipality-Specific Housing Programs

In Alphabetical Order by Municipality

Ewing: The Township of Ewing coordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with

Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Ewing@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=jefferson

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Townshipcoordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Hamilton@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=hamiltonwelcome

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Township Housing and Urban Development Office provides information regarding Community Development Block Grant Program (i.e. housing rehabilitation), rental assistance (Housing Choice Voucher Program), and affordable housing.

2090 Greenwood Avenue, P.O. Box 00150 Hamilton, NJ 08650

Phone: (609) 890-3675, Fax: (609) 890-3525

Email: JBlakely@hamiltonnj.com

Web: www.hamiltonnj.com/HUD

 

Hopewell Township: TheTownship of Hopewell affordable housing program provides both for sale homes and rental units. Hopewell’s Affordable Sales are managed by Princeton Community Housing Development Corporation.

One Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3822, ext. 5

Email: necall@princetoncommunityhousing.org

Web: https://www.princetoncommunityhousing.org/communities/hopewell-township-affordable-sales-program

 

Hopewell Borough: Hopewell Borough provides affordable housing in accordance with COAH. Contact the affordable housing liaison for more information.

88 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Phone: (609) 466-2636, Fax: (609) 466-8511

Email: Michele.hovan@hopewellboro-nj.us

Web: www.hopewellboro-nj.us/departments/administration/affordable-housing/          

 

Hightstown Housing Authority serves low income residents of the Borough of Hightstown and the surrounding areas.

131 Rogers Avenue, Hightstown, NJ 08520

Phone: (609) 448-2268, Fax: (609) 426-9440

Email: kleprevost@Hightstownhousing.org

Web: www.hightstownhousing.org/default.aspx

 

Lawrence Township: Lawrence Township provides affordable housing for both purchasers and renters.

2207 Lawrence Road, P.O. Box 6006, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 844-7087, Fax: (609) 896-0412

Email: Alink@lawrencetwp.com

Web: www.lawrencetwp.com/affhousing.html

 

Pennington Borough has limited affordable housing properties, which are advertised through the New Jersey Housing Resource Center at www.nj.gov/njhrc/find.

For more information, contact the Affordable Housing Liaison:

30 North Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534-0095

Phone: (609) 737-0276

Email: eheinzel@penningtonboro.org (Eileen Heinzel, current affordable housing liaison)

Web: www.nj.gov/njhrc/find or www.penningtonboro.org

           

Princeton Housing Authority (PHA) is a government corporation that provides housing for low income families in Princeton while promoting self-sufficiency. PHA owns and manages 236 apartments for families, seniors, and disabled residents in addition to five developments in Princeton. Units may have income requirements.

1 Redding Circle, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3448

Web: www.princetonhousing.org/

 

Robbinsville Township: Robbinsville Township provides affordable housing for both sale and rent. For more information, contact the Municipal Housing Liaison/Administrative Agent, Gail Pfister.

2298 Route 33, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Phone: (609) 259-3600 ext. 110

Email: gailp@robbinsville.net

Web: www.robbinsville-twp.org/departments/affordable_housing/index.php

 

Trenton Housing Authority (THA) provides affordable housing for Trenton residents. For a listing of affordable rental properties in the City of Trenton, visit www.trentonnj.org/ documents/rental_housing_list.doc (Word document). For Trenton Housing Authority eligibility requirements, visit www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing.

875 New Willow Street, Trenton, NJ 08638

Phone: (609) 278-5000

Web: www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing

 

West Windsor: TheTownship of West Windsor affordable housing programs are coordinated in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. Sales and rentals are available for low and moderate income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Info@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=wwtwp

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