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    • Licensing
      Plymouth City Council
      Windsor House
      PL6 5UF

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    House to house collections

    You need a licence if you want to make visits to public houses, factories and offices as well as houses, to collect money or goods on the basis that part of the proceeds will go to a charity.

    A licence can be granted for any period up to one year.

    The Council will vet the suitability of the applicant and will check that the money collected goes to the stated purpose of the collection.


    House to house collection

    Document Download Icon Or download and complete the house to house collection application form [PDF, 72KB]


    There is no fee for a licence.


    Once we have received the completed application and supporting documents (if required) the target completion time is 21 days.

    Further information and guidance

    Document Download Icon House to house collection financial statement [PDF, 50KB]

    Document Download Icon House to house collection regulations [PDF, 45KB]

    Tacit consent

    This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period of 21 days.

    Privacy notice

    We are under a duty to protect the public funds it administers so we reserve the right to use any information supplied for the prevention and detection of fraud and crime. We may also share this information for the same purpose with other organisations that handle public funds or any enforcement agencies involved in the investigation and detection of crime.