House to house collection permits

This type of activity is covered by the House to House Collections Act, 1939 and the House to House Collections Regulations, 1947.

Any person making an appeal to the public, made by means of visits from house to house, to give, whether for consideration or not, money or other property requires a Permit to do so from us.

There is no fee charged for this service.

We aim to complete this type of application within 28 days.

Tacit authorisation applies to this service; this means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period. Please note that this will only apply for applications that are submitted electronically via the Point of Single Contact (PSC) or where the business can show proof of delivery from a post office or recognised courier.


There are six grounds (listed at Section 2(3) of the Act) on which a licence may be refused or revoked and there is a right of appeal to the Secretary of State against such refusal etc. within 14 days of notice of decision.

A collection means an appeal to the public, made by means of visits from house to house, to give, whether for consideration or not, money or other property.The promoter must hold a licence from the licensing authority.  A promoter is a person who causes others to act, whether for remuneration or otherwise, as collectors for the purposes of the collection.  The promoter must hold a licence from the licensing authority.

A collection means an appeal to the public, made by means of visits from house to house, to give, whether for consideration or not, money or other property.

The Act applies to collections for charitable purposes. This means any charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purpose.

 

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