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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Street Collection Application

Licence Summary

Persons wishing to collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes from a street will require a permit. The term street includes any footpath, highway or public place.

A permit is not required if the collection is to take place on private land.


Regulation Summary

Copies of relevant legislation can be found on the website.


Application Process

Street collections are free and anyone over the age of 16 can apply.

Applications must be submitted at least 28 working days in advance of the proposed collection and should be accompanied with the following documents:

  • List of Trustees
  • Previous Years Accounts
  • Literature on the organisation(s) which will benefit from the collection
  • Particulars of any contracts with any charity which is to benefit from this collection

Subject to a satisfactory application and the availability of appropriate dates a permit will be issued within 28 working days.

Following completion of the collection the applicant must complete and submit a Form of Statement detailing the amount collected. This can be done by downloading and completing the form below or completing the form online.


How To Apply

To apply for a Street Collection Permit please complete the appropriate form below. To notify us of the proceeds of the collection (Form of Statement) please complete the appropriate form below.

If downloading and posting the application form it should be returned to the address below.

Application Form pdf Apply online
Application For A Street Collection Permit View View
Form Of Statement View View


Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Tacit consent means that if we have not dealt with applications within the target period then the application can be deemed to have been granted/approved.

Please note that tacit consent does not apply in respect of this application. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. 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 contact us.


Licence Holder Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.


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 of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, visit our Consumer pages or for advice. From outside of the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.