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Instant or Sealed Games



Who Can Apply for an Instant or Sealed Games Permit

Volunteer fire companies, veterans organizations, religious or charitable organizations, and fraternal societies that have been in existence at least two years may apply for an Instant or Sealed Games permit, provided:

  • net profits from instant or sealed games are used solely for the achievement of the organization’s purposes as described in its by-laws
  • at the time of application, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes the organization as a charitable organization as described in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

You must receive your Instant or Sealed Games permit before advertising or selling instant or sealed games.


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


Requirements

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A signed letter from the national or parent organization on its letterhead, specifically stating that your chapter is properly affiliated, and
  • A current copy of the parent organization’s IRS group exemption letter dated within the past 12 months if you are relying on a group exemption letter issued to a national or parent organization.
  • A letter from the premises owner (on owner’s letterhead) allowing your organization to hold its event(s) on a specific date, OR
  • A copy of your lease or rental agreement if the event will be held at any location other than the organization’s physical Delaware address.

The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any application for the conduct of a function on specially leased or donated premises.

  • A letter on your organization’s letterhead designating the new Member(s)-In-Charge if a Member(s)-In-Charge has changed since your last application. The letter, signed by the organization’s officer, must grant the Member(s)-In-Charge authority to submit Instant or Sealed Games applications on behalf of the organization and to be responsible for all permitted Instant or Sealed Games events.


First-Time Instant or Sealed Games Permit Applicants

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the previous section, in DELPROS, you must also submit:

  • Documentation from the (IRS) dated within the past 12 months, showing proof of the following:
    • organization’s legal name
    • physical Delaware address
    • EIN or Federal ID Number
    • 501(c) IRS determination
  • A copy of your organization’s formation documents (e.g.Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Constitution, Charter, etc.). The documentation submitted must include your organization’s purpose and/or mission statement.
  • A notarized letter on your organization’s letterhead designating up to five Members-In-Charge of the Instant or Sealed Games event(s). The letter, signed by the officer of the organization, must grant the Member(s)-In-Charge the authority to submit applications on behalf of the organization and to be responsible for all permitted Instant or Sealed Games events.


Renewing an Instant or Sealed Games Permits

Instant or Sealed Games permits expire on June 30 of each year.

A few months before the expiration date of your license, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access your online renewal application in DELPROS, our online professional licensure system. To complete the online renewal application, you must log-in to your account, answer questions, and use a credit card to pay your renewal fee.

All notices about professional licenses, such as renewal and audit notices, will be sent by email only. It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date so that all the notices we send reach you. To check and update your contact information online, click on Manage Profile link in DELPROS.

If you do not complete renewal before the expiration date, your permit will expire. You are not permitted to sell instant or sealed game tickets while the permit is expired.  You may file a late renewal application through August 31. Even though you can file a late renewal application, it is illegal to sell tickets until the permit is actually renewed. The late period is not a “grace period.”

If you fail to renew by the end of the late period, your permit will terminate. After termination, you must reapply in DELPROS if you wish to resume selling instant or sealed game tickets in Delaware.

 


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