501(c)(3) charitable organizations or IRC Section 527 political organizations can hold a fundraiser and award beer and/or intoxicating liquor to its guests as part of a raffle, door prize, or silent auction as those terms are defined in R.C. 4301.58. If spirituous liquor is being awarded, the charity must collect and submit copies of the retail purchase receipt to us prior to the event using the form below.
Important Information You Should Know:
- Make sure your raffle, silent auction, or door prize is done in accordance with Ohio law (see R.C. 4301.58(E) for details). We do not regulate gambling laws and cannot advise you on whether your event is legally compliant. You should consult your attorney, the Ohio Attorney General's Charitable Law Section, or the Ohio Department of Public Safety-Investigative Unit with questions on Ohio's gambling laws.
- Beer, wine, and low-proof pre-packaged mixed beverages MUST be purchased from an Ohio liquor permit holder that has an active permit. If the above alcoholic product is donated to the organization hosting the event or if the organization purchased the product itself, the organization should have a copy of the purchase receipt showing the product was purchased from an Ohio liquor permit holder.
- Spirituous liquor (high-proof over 21%) MUST be purchased from an Ohio state liquor agency. If the above alcoholic product is donated to the organization hosting the event or if the organization purchased the product itself, the organization MUST have a copy of the purchase receipt showing the product was purchased from a state liquor agency store (OHLQ location). The organization hosting the event MUST submit both a copy of the receipt and complete the fillable form below.
- NO Ohio liquor permit holder or Ohio state liquor agency can donate alcoholic product to the organization for its fundraising event.