About Auctions or Raffles
Auction or Raffle Application Form
Auctioning and raffling alcohol are considered both a sale of alcohol and offering alcohol as a prize.
A nonprofit or charitable organization registered as such with the State of Oregon may obtain written approval from the OLCC to conduct an auction or raffle without a license to sell factory-sealed containers of wine, malt beverage (beer), cider, and distilled liquor (also commonly known as distilled spirits, hard liquor, and hard alcohol) for consumption off the event premises.
- There is no limit on the amount of wine, malt beverage, or cider that may be sold; however, no more than a total of four liters of distilled liquor may be sold.
- The organization must obtain OLCC approval prior to conducting the auction or raffle.
- The organization may conduct no more than one auction or raffle in a 12-month period.
- The auction or raffle may not last longer than one day (a day is from 7:00AM to 2:30AM on the succeeding calendar day).
- There is no OLCC fee for the written approval.
- Service permits are not needed for the auction or raffle.
- To also allow consumption of alcohol on the event premises obtain a Temporary Sales License (TSL) and follow the service permit requirements.
Type of Alcohol
- Cider is made from the fermentation of the juice of apples or pears and contains not more than 7% alcohol.
- Distilled liquor is any alcoholic beverage other than a wine, cider, or malt beverage.
- Malt beverage is made from the fermentation of grain and contains not more than 14% alcohol.
- Wine is made via the fermentation process, is not a cider or malt beverage, and contains not more than 21% alcohol.
Finding your Oregon Registry Number
A nonprofit or charitable organization registered with the State of Oregon may find its Registry Number on the Oregon Secretary of State’s Website.
Other Important Information
- Raffle tickets may be sold prior to the drawing; however, the drawing may be held only on the day the raffle is held and the winner is determined.
- Raffle tickets for alcohol may not be sold or given to a minor because alcohol may not be delivered to the minor if the minor wins.
- Alcohol must not be delivered to a visibly intoxicated person.
- The organization may auction or raffle alcohol purchased by or donated to the organization.
- All alcohol purchased by or donated to the organization must be imported into Oregon by the OLCC or be manufactured or imported into Oregon under a brewery, brewery-public house, distillery, grower sales privilege, winery, or wholesale malt beverage and wine license.
- Manufacturers and wholesalers of alcohol are not allowed to deliver alcohol to the event premises (because the event has no OLCC license).
- Find the OLCC office regulating the county in which your event will happen: OLCC Office Locations.
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