House to house collections

House to House Collection Licence

A Licence is required to undertake a 'house to house' collection, under the House to House Collections Act 1939. A licence may be issued for any period up to a maximum of 12 months. There is no application fee.

A return statement should be submitted by the promoter within one month of the collection taking place.

Some of the larger well known charities such as Christian Aid, Help the Aged etc, have a Charity Commission exemption from having to apply for a licence, but by and large most of the smaller and particularly local groups and organisations need a licence before they can collect money, or articles which they intend to sell later, from door to door.

Send your application to: Licensing, Tamworth Borough Council, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ
Tel: 01827 709445. Email: publicprotection@tamworth.gov.uk