Street collection permit

It's illegal to hold a street collection without first obtaining a licence from us.

We advise you to read the street collection guidance before you apply.

Charity collection policy

Apply for a permit

You must write to us on charity letter headed paper by the end of November for a street collection date the following year. Dates are set in January for the year by the licensing committee.

Normally, applications will be considered only from registered charities or someone collecting on their behalf.

For any further information, please contact us for advice.

Online enquiries form

Visits to the licensing service are by appointment only. Please call us on 01423 500600 or email at

Licence fees