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Public charitable collections licence

If you want to collect money for a charity from the public you will need a Public charitable collections licence.

How to apply

You can apply online or contact the Licensing and Registration office.

How the application is dealt with

If you haven't heard from us within 28 days please contact the Licensing and Registration office and we will let you know about your application's progress.

You must bring proof of identification when you collect your documents.

If someone else is collecting them for you, they must bring something in writing from you stating that you give your permission. This must be signed by you and give the details of the person who is collecting your documents. The signature on the letter will be compared with the signature on the application form. We will not accept an email.

Can anyone object?

Once we have your application there is a 28-day objection period.

How much does it cost?

It's free.

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