Going from door-to-door collecting money or items requires a permit, unless a Home Office exemption order has been granted.
Applications for house to house [pdf] 98KB collections must be made at least four weeks before the proposed date of the collection.
There are no restrictions on the allocation of dates or the length of the collection - provided it is no more than one calendar year.
Many collections are carried out by regional or national charitable organisations and often under the authority of a Home Office exemption.
After the collection has been held, a house to house return form [pdf] 70KB has to be submitted.
For further information email licensing