Gaming Licenses

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Local Permits for Games of Chance

The State of North Dakota authorizes the City to issue Local Permits for Games of Chance, such as raffles and bingo events. These local permits can be issued to "public spirited"  organizations. There are requirements set by the State of North Dakota on what can be given as prizes as well as the method used to conduct the games of chance.  These rules are all listed on the back of the application form.  

To obtain a local permit, organizations complete a permit application and submit it to the Finance and Administrative Services Department along with the appropriate fee for the type of event that they are sponsoring.  Applications are reviewed by the City Attorney prior to the permit being issued.  Please allow at least two weeks for processing of your application.  


Application Form for a Local Permit, Click Here.



One-day Event (all drawings/games take place on one day):  $10

Multi-day Event (drawings/games take place on multiple days):  $25


Larger Gaming Events and Site Authorizations

The State of North Dakota, Attorney General's Office, Gaming Divisiondirectly licenses larger scale gaming within the State of North Dakota.  This includes organizations planning to give away prizes larger than those allowed under the local permit regulations or having ongoing on site gaming operations.  Ongoing Site Authorizations are processed through the Finance and Administrative Services Department once paperwork is obtained from the State.  

Contact Information: 

The Finance and Administrative Services Department is located on 1st Floor, City Hall, 255 N 4th Street.

Mailing Address: PO Box 5200, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5200

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Phone: (701) 746-2664         Fax: (701) 787-3740.

Email,  click here.

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