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Collection licensing

Collection licensing

House to house collection

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Application for a house to house collection Supply a return for a house to house collection

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Download an application for a house to house collection permit


Charitable donations can be collected door to door in the form of money or goods and to do this you would require a house to house collection permit.

How much does a permit cost?

Nothing, they are free

Can I collect anywhere?

Yes. You can collect from any of the streets in the Braintree District. Unlike street collections, the Council does not restrict the number of charities collecting at any one time.

Does everybody need a permit?

No. Some larger charities have been issued with a Home Office Exemption certificate, which means that they do not have to apply to the local authority for a permit.