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Permit for Persons to Operate Bingo Games Only During and Upon the Site of Bona Fide Agr

(Commercial Business)

What is the Purpose of this Permit?
This permit allows a person or commercial business to operate bingo games at agricultural fairs licensed to conduct bingo. The applicant can apply for a one time permit or an annual permit. All agricultural fairs where bingo is conducted must be licensed also.
Who Issues this Permit?
Washington State Gambling Commission
How Much Will this Permit Cost?
One-time Bingo Permit: $30
Annual Bingo Permit: $200
Where Can I Get the Application for this Permit?
The application which is called 'Permit Application for Persons to Operate Bingo Games Only During and Upon The Site of Bona Fide Agricultural Fairs' is online and can be accessed at https://www.wsgc.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/forms/apps/4-009a-bingo-games-permit.pdf.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
The estimated processing time for applications is 60 days.
How Long is my Permit Valid?
Up to one year.
Legal Authority:
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here: https://www.oria.wa.gov/ORIA-2018-PermitTimelinessProgressReport.pdf.

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: No permit applications were received in 2020.
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: No permit applications were received in 2020.

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: No permit applications were received in 2020.
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: No permit applications were received in 2020.

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Helpdesk phone: (360) 486-3440
Subject matter expert phone: Isabel Corrigan (360) 486-2332
Subject matter expert email: askus@wsgc.wa.gov
Statewide Contact:
Washington State Gambling Commission
Headquarters
Mailing Address
PO Box 42400
Olympia, WA 98504
Telephone: (360) 486-3440
Toll Free: 1-800-345-2529
Telephone: (360) 486-3637
Fax: (360) 486-3629
Website: http://www.wsgc.wa.gov
* Permit information last updated 4/23/2020
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