House to house collections licence

March 2020 - update

In light of the Government's latest update on dealing with the Coronavirus. Please only submit licensing applications electronically for the foreseeable future.

Applications can be scanned or photographed (you need to ensure they are readable). If you need advice or have a query about an application or licence, please email licensing in the usual way by clicking here.

Please do not visit the Civic Centre unannounced, as we cannot guarantee that there will be anybody available to see you.  Please contact the licensing section in the first instance.


Licence summary

To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority. Within the Selby district this is Selby District Council.

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

House to House Collection Act 1939 - Guidelines - pdf

House to House Collections Act 1939 - Exemptions

Application process

Online application form

House to House - Application Form

House to House - Returns Form

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, 14 days.

Failed application and complaints

Please contact us if you wish to appeal a refused application or have a complaint about our service. Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local magistrates' court.