Any person who wants to conduct a house to house collection for a charitable purpose must obtain either –
- A permit from the council
- A certificate of exemption granted by the Chief Officer of Police
- An order of exemption from the Secretary of State.
Every collector must have:
(a) a Certificate of Authority. This certificate must be produced on demand to any Police Officer or occupier of a house visited by them
(b) a Badge giving the purpose of the collection. This must be visible when collecting
(c) if money is to be collected, a Collecting Box or a Receipt Box marked with a clear indication of the purpose of the collection