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Making an Application

To register with Mid Ulster District Council, a society must:

  • Apply to Council for registration, specifying the purposes for which the society is established and conducted.  (An application pack and relevant guidance is available to download from the Related Documents section of the web page.)
  • Provide any other details which Council may require
  • Specify the address of its office or head office.
  • Attach a copy of its lottery scheme showing how it proposes to run its lotteries.
  • Copy the application to the local PSNI district commander.

Should the PSNI make representation in relation to any application, the Council will therefore consider the nature of such representation before a decision on whether or not to grant the application is made.

 

Refusal of an Application

The application will be refused if:

  • The conditions in the definition of a society’s lottery are not satisfied or if the lottery scheme does not conform to the law.

The application may also be refused if:

  • Anyone connected with a lottery promoted or proposed to be promoted on behalf of the society has been convicted of an offence involving lotteries, fraud or dishonesty; or
  • The address of the office or head office of the society is the same as that of the office or head office of another registered society established for the same or a connected purpose; or
  • Any lottery promoted by or on behalf of the society within the last 5 years has not been properly conducted.

Where an application for registration is refused, the applicant has the right of appeal to the county court. This must be done within 21 days of the date the application have been notified of such a decision. The decision of the county court

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Tacit consent does not apply, as it is in the public interest that all applications are considered and processed before registration is approved. Tacit consent only applies where registration has already been in place during the year.