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Charity collections licence

Apply for a charity collections licence.

To make public or house-to-house collections for charitable purposes you need a permit from the local authority, unless you hold an exemption.

Regulation summary

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982


There's no fee for a charity collections licence.

Apply online

Download an application form

pdf icon Charitable collections application form [35kb]

What happens next?

Your application will be processed. If you don't hear from us within a reasonable period, phone 0141 577 4684.

If your application is refused

If your licence is refused you can appeal to the Sheriff by writing to:

Paisley Sheriff court
St. James St

The appeal must be made within 14 days of the refusal.

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