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House to House Collection Permits


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Anyone who wishes to undertake a 'house to house' collection for a charitable purpose needs to apply for a House to House collection permit.

A permit is required to undertake a 'house to house' collection, under the House to House Collections Act 1939. Whereas Charitable Street Collection Permits are normally issued to cover a period of one or two days, a house to house collection permit can be granted for any period up to one year. With regard to vetting and checking to ascertain whether the organisation applying is genuine or not, the same procedures apply as for charitable street collection permits. Collections generally take place from door to door or from one premises to another.

As with charitable street collection permits there is a requirement for the promoter of the collection to make a return following the collection.

More information

Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply

Guidance and Advice

Public Register

Complaints/Enquiries – Applicants or Licence Holders

Consumer Complaints

Returns following House to House Collection