Any Charity collecting door-to-door requires a House to House permit.

How do I apply?

Apply online for a House to House Collection permit

Please read House to House conditions before you apply.

Please note: There is no fee for a house to house permit.

Paper Application

Print out and complete the form:

If you have not heard from us within 28 days of submitting your application - please contact us using the information below:

Tel: 01444-477344

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be a fit and proper person
  • Applicants must hold a Waste Carriers Licence
  • The names of the street/s or postcode sector and relevant dates in which you intend to collect must be identified on the application.
  • Licences will not normally be granted for more than one week in any 4 week period
  • Satisfactory returns must be lodged with the Licensing Team within 28 days of the collection ending
  • Copies of returns submitted to other local authorities may be requested as part of the application

Future applications will depend on satisfactory completion of returns

Collection returns

Once the collection has been completed you will need to submit a relevant return form. 


It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted.

If you have not heard from us within 28 days, please contact us using the information at the bottom of this page.

More information: ‘Tacit consent’ means you can act as if your application has been granted if you do not receive your licence/permit within a certain time after we confirm we have received your application.

Contact us

Tel: 01444-477344

Last updated: 21 August 2023