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House to house collection permit

If you want to collect money or property, door to door, from houses or businesses, you will need a house to house collection permit.

If you are 16 or over you can apply or take part in a house to house collection.

Charities who hold an exemption issued to them by the Secretary of State do not need to apply for a house to house collection permit. A permit is also not needed if the Chief Constable of the Police for our area grants an Exemption Certificate.

You can apply to collect for a time of up to 12 months.

Once we have received and checked your application we will send you a:

  • permit
  • copy of the house to house regulations 1947
  • statement form

You must return the statement form to us no later than a month after your collection, completed with the amounts you have raised and any deductions.

Send the completed form to:

PO Box 866
Taunton
TA1 9GS

We will issue your permit within 1 month.

Laws and regulation

House to house collection permits are issued under the House to House Collections Act 1939.