Delaware Fundraising Licensing

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Below, you'll find licensing requirements for a range of fundraising activities. At a glance, you can see requirements, fees, filing instructions, and links to forms for everything from charitable gaming and cause marketing to professional fundraisers and charitable gift annuities.

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Delaware Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Delaware Bingo Permit

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, texas hold'em, and other games where chance is the dominant factor.

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Organization Age Requirement:

2 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Prize Limits:

The maximum prize for a single game of bingo cannot exceed $350. The aggregate value of the prizes awarded during a session of bingo cannot exceed $3,000.

Notes:

Slot machines, roulette, craps, and baccarat games are prohibited.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Bingo Permit

Agency fee:

$15 per event date.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Bingo Permit

Agency fee:

$15 per event date.

Due:

Every 3 months.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Permits can be used to register up to 3 months of bingo events at a time.

Delaware Charitable Gaming Permit

Game Type:

Various games of chance

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Charitable Gaming Permit

Agency fee:

$15 per event date.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Charitable Gaming Permit

Agency fee:

$15 per event date.

Due:

Every 3 months.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Permits can be used to register up to 3 months of charitable gaming events at a time.

Delaware Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



Delaware does not distinguish between annuities issued by charitable and for-profit entities.

Delaware Charitable Solicitation Registration

Not required



  • Delaware charitable solicitation law does not require charities soliciting donations to register with the state; however, they must provide ample disclosures during the solicitation process.
  • Some Delaware counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
More information: Delaware Division of Revenue (Charities info)

Delaware Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Delaware does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for commercial co-venturers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for commercial co-venturers in Delaware, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Delaware Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



Delaware does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for fundraising counsels, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Delaware, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Delaware Instant and Sealed Games Permit

Game Type:

Pull-tabs

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Instant and Sealed Games Permit

Agency fee:

$300

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Filing method:

Online only.

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Delaware Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



Delaware does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for professional fundraisers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for professional fundraisers in Delaware, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Delaware Raffle Permit

Game Type:

Raffles

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Notes:

Bingo events can be held once per week.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Raffle Permit

Agency fee:

$15 for single drawing raffles, $15 per month for daily drawing raffles, and $15 per event date for periodic drawing raffles.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Raffle Permit

Agency fee:

$15 for single drawing raffles, $15 per month for daily drawing raffles, and $15 per event date for periodic drawing raffles.

Due:

Depends on permit type: Single drawing permits expire after the conclusion of the event, daily and periodic drawing permits expire on the date of the last daily drawing (not to exceed 6 months).

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Delaware Texas Hold 'em Tournament Permit

Game Type:

Texas Hold'em

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Prize Limits:

The maximum individual prize must be $5,000 or less and the aggregate tournament prize value cannot exceed $13,000.

Initial Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Form:

Application for Texas Hold'Em Tournament

Agency fee:

$15 for an individual game and $250 for a tournament.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
Filing method:

Online only.

Agency fee:

$15 for an individual game and $250 for a tournament.

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Individual Licenses

Delaware Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Delaware Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



Solicitors who are not employed by a professional fundraising firm but operate independently may be required to register. Employees of professional fundraising firms are generally not required to register as an individual solicitor in Delaware.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for individual solicitors in Delaware, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



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