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Gambling and Lotteries
This page provides more information relating to gambling and local lotteries. If you plan to hold a raffle or society lottery, you will first need to obtain a permit from Mole Valley District Council (MVDC).
Gambling Act 2005
We are responsible for:
The Council's 'Statement of Licensing Principles' explains our approach to considering, issuing and enforcing gambling licensing. This is available in the downloads section below.
The Gambling Commission is responsible for issuing personal licences and operating licences.
Consultation on review of Council's 'Statement of Principles'
The Council's Statement of Principles sets out how it intends to exercise its functions under the Gambling Act 2005. The Gambling Act legislation requires each Licensing Authority to review their Policy every three years, with the current three year period requiring the Council publish a revised Statement of Principles by 3 January 2019.
As part of this review, we are consulting on the current policy and want to know if you think there are any changes or additions that should be included in the future policy. Are there any local issues associated with gambling premises which aren't already addressed within the policy that you feel should be included? The consultation will run from Monday 24th September until Monday 29th October 2018. If you would like to have your say please e-mail email@example.com by 29th October 2018.
The current Statement of Licensing Principles and draft revised Statement of Principles are available in the downloads section below.
Local Lotteries - Applying for a Permit
Should the raffle require tickets to be sold in advance of the event, please download and complete the 'Lotteries Application Form' (see 'Downloads') and send it together with the appropriate fee to: Licensing Administration, Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ.
A new registration will cost £40, with the annual renewal costing £20. This annual fee is due in the two months prior to the anniversary of your registration. MVDC may cancel your registration if the payment is not received by the anniversary of your first registration. If this is the case, you will then have to pay for a new registration.
You will need to complete an application form return for each lottery and send it to MVDC within three months of each draw. MVDC will need to know that at least 20% of the total proceeds raised have gone to the cause for which the society was created. The form must be signed by two members of the society who have been authorised to do so.
Terms and conditions
MVDC is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and, to this end, it may use the information you have provided in order to access this service for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For more information, visit the Fraud and Corruption page.
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