To offer gambling, a non-profit organization must:
- Have an exempt lawful gambling permit
- Meet all state and local criteria
Non-profit organizations need an exempt lawful gambling permit.
For applications received more than 30 days before the event
The processing fee is $65 per day for applications received more than 30 days before the event. So the fee for a three-day event would be $195 ($65 for each day of gambling).
For applications received fewer than 30 days before the event
- The fee is $100 per day for applications received less than 30 days before an event.
- You need approval from the Police License Investigator to apply less than 10 days before an event.
Submit your application at least 60 days before an event
Organizations should send:
- The completed application
- A self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE)
- Payment for the fee
To the Minneapolis Police Licensing Unit - Gambling Section:
- By mail or
- In person
We may return your application if you do not submit:
- A complete application
- A self-addressed stamped envelope
- The proper fee
Exception to 60-day processing time
- Organizations can request a letter waiving the 60-day processing time.
- Make requests to the Police Licensing Unit at time of application.
- We may assess an expedited processing fee.
Submit approved application
After the City approves your application, we will return materials to you in the self-addressed stamped envelope.
You must send the following to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board:
- The approved application form
- The proper proof of nonprofit status
- A $100 processing fee
Minnesota Gambling Control Board
1711 West County Road B, Suite 300 South
Roseville, Minnesota 55113
Expedited processing fee
We charge a $150 expedited processing fee for applications sent 30 days or less before the scheduled event.
To speed up the process:
- When submitting the application to the City, an organization can include:
- A stamped envelope addressed to for the Gambling Control Board
- The check for the state processing fee
- After we approve your application, we will forward it to the State.
- Your envelope needs proper postage.
You can ask the City to mail you a copy of the application. Include self-addressed stamped envelope with proper postage.
Gambling event records
- Send a report of the event to the State Gambling Control Board within 30 days of the event. Follow procedures as required by the state.
- An organization must keep records of a gambling event for at least three and a half years.
License Investigations - Charitable Gambling
Minneapolis Police Department
505 4th Ave. S., Room 810
Minneapolis, MN 55415