House to house collections

To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority. View the summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application forms

Applications must be in the form prescribed by the local authority.

Use the links below for the following online application forms.

You can download a PDF forms using the following links.

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, which is 28 working days from the date your application is received by the council.

Failed application redress

In the first instance please contact:

Licensing Section, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Telephone: 01773 570222
Email: licensing@ambervalley.gov.uk

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

In the first instance please contact:

Licensing Section, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Telephone: 01773 570222
Email: licensing@ambervalley.gov.uk

You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the refusal.

Register

The register can be viewed at the town hall during normal office hours.

Raising concerns

The House to House Regulations 1947 provides for both the method of application, and the manner in which house to house collections may be carried out including the conduct of promoters and collectors

If you have doubts in relation to any house to house collection the Charities Commission may be contacted on 0845 300 0218 or online at www.gov.uk/government/collections/charity-commission-reports-decisions-alerts-and-statements

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841604 or email licensing@ambervalley.gov.uk