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House-to-house collections licence

Information on house to house collections licence requirements and link to apply online

Licence summary

To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority.

Eligibility criteria: Applications must be in the form prescribed by the local authority. You must be a fit and proper person.

Regulation summary: A summary of the regulation relating to a house to house collections licence

Application evaluation process: No provision in the legislation

Will tacit consent apply? Yes. 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. The target date for completion is 28 days.

Apply online: Please use the links on the right

Failed application redress: Please contact your Boston Borough Council in the first instance. You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the refusal.

Licence holder redress: Please contact Boston Borough Council in the first instance. You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the decision.

Consumer complaint: We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Adviceguide will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations: None

Enquiries

For any licensing enquiries please contact us using the details on the left. A member of the licensing team will normally be available at the Municipal Buildings on weekdays 9am - noon and 2pm - 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays). We may be available at other times by prior appointment.

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Related documents

Size Name
[36kb] House to House collection Application Form Form to apply for a house to house collection
[72kb] House to House Collections Return - money Statement of accounts to be submitted by collectors following a money collection
[51kb] House to House Return - CLOTHING Statement of accounts to be submitted by collectors following a clothing collection

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.