If you want to visit houses or other premises to collect money or goods (that you plan to sell at a later date) for charity, you will need to get a licence from us. Certain larger charities have permission form the Home Office to collect.
If you don’t get a licence before starting house to house collections you could face up to 6 months in prison and a fine of up to £1,000.
At least 28 days notice must be given to arrange the necessary licences.
It will be necessary, once permission has been granted, to obtain Collectors Badges from The Stationary Office and comply with a number of other conditions.
There is no fee for the licence.
Once the collections have taken place, you must tell us how much has been collected and how the monies have been allocated.
It is our policy to not have more than one charity collecting at any one location at any one time.
In addition collections for non-Torbay based charities can only take place on Saturdays between April and September, unless they are for an individual.
There are also many terms and conditions to granting a permit.
Details of the terms and conditions for granting a street collections permit.
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