House to house collections

The District Council is the Licensing Authority for Charitable Street Collections under Section 5 of the Police, Factories, etc. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916 and Charitable House to House Collections under the House to House Collections Act 1939.

It is an offence to conduct a house to house collection without first obtaining a licence from us.

Some of the larger well-known charities such as Christian Aid, Help the Aged etc, have a Charity Commission exemption from having to apply for a permit, but by and large most of the smaller, and particularly local groups and organisations need a permit before they can collect money (or articles which they intend to sell later), from door to door.

Further information can be found on our Street Collection webpage. 
https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/services-business/licensing/street-trading-a-collections/street-collections?view=form&layout=edit&a_id=741&return=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZGVyYnlzaGlyZWRhbGVzLmdvdi51ay9zZXJ2aWNlcy1idXNpbmVzcy9saWNlbnNpbmcvc3RyZWV0LXRyYWRpbmctYS1jb2xsZWN0aW9ucy9zdHJlZXQtY29sbGVjdGlvbnM=

Earlier in the year the Council carried out a consultation exercise on a Policy to assist in determining House-to-House and Street Collection applications. The comments received were reported to the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 27th April 2021, for consideration.  A final draft Policy document was approved by full Council on 30th June 2021.  The Policy document will be reviewed after 3 years.  

The Policy can be viewed here [PDF 435KB]