Ryedale District Council

House to house collection licence

To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority. Applications must be in the form prescribed by the local authority.

Eligibility criteria

You must be a fit and proper person.

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulations relating to this licence.

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in the legislation.

How long will it take to receive the licence?

Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments you can expect to hear from us normally within 28 days.

Tacit Consent applies: 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 period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Apply online

Failed Application Redress

Please contact the local authority in the first instance.

You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the refusal.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the decision.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens advice consumer helpline will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

For example, about noise/pollution etc. contact the local authority (noise/pollution report form).

For further information contact Health and Environment on 01653 600666.


Attachments (downloads)
FileNo of pagesFile sizeCreated
Download this file (House_to_House_Collection_Guidance_Notes.pdf)House to house collection guidance notes327 kB11-2013
Download this file (house_to_house_collection_statement2010.pdf)Notify us of the result of a collection - house-to-house collection statement19 kB11-2013

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