House to House Collections
You must apply for a licence if you want to collect the following from people's homes for charity:
- goods that you plan to sell
Who needs a licence
You must apply if you’re a:
- small charity
- local group eg Scouts, Girl Guides
House to house collection licences must be applied for at least 1 month before the commencement of the collection. Each charity/group may only apply for a permit for a maximum of three months.
How to apply
There is no charge for a house to house collection licence.
Fines and penalties
If you don’t get a licence before starting house-to-house collections you could face:
- up to 6 months in prison
- a fine of up to £1,000
If a collector doesn’t give a police officer their name, address and signature when asked to, they could be fined up to £200.
Contact the Licensing team
Telephone: 01304 872295