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Overview

If you want to carry out a charitable house-to-house collection in East Devon you'll need to apply for a permit.

Exemptions

If you have a Home Office exemption you don't need to apply for a permit.  

Please still tell us about your exemption along with the date and location of your collection so that we can try and avoid double booking an area.

How to apply

If you don't have an exemption you'll need to apply for a house to house collection permit.

Restrictions

You'll need to apply for the permit at least 28 days before you want to make the collection.

Authority

When we grant a permit to collect we'll also send you a certificate for the information of HM Stationery Office.  This certificate must be taken or sent to HM Stationery Office who will issue you with the prescribed certificates of authority and number of badges that you need.

Please be aware that it is an offence for any collector to collect without having in his or her possession the required signed authority and badge.  

The address of HM Stationery Office is:

St Clements House
2 - 16 Colgate
Norwich
NR3 1BQ
Telephone number: 0870 6005522

When you've carried out the collection you'll need to fill in and send us a return giving an account of monies raised.  You'll need to supply us with a return for a house-to-house collection within one month of the collection.