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Are charity raffles legal in Texas?

Does Texas require fundraising registration?

Yes, Texas requires fundraising registration in certain situations. If an organization intends to solicit donations from citizens in the state of Texas, they must register their fundraising with the Texas Secretary of State’s Charitable Solicitation Registration Office.

This includes organizations that plan to solicit donations both in person, such as door to door solicitation, or via mail solicitation. Depending on the type of fundraising activity and whether a professional solicitor is involved, additional registration may be required.

Organizations should contact the Office of the Secretary of State for more information. Additionally, organizations should consult the financial regulations issued by the Texas State Attorney General for professional solicitors, which include the requirements for registering with the Office of the Secretary of State and other related requirements pertaining to the conduct of professional fundraising operations in the state of Texas.