Street Collection Licence

How to apply for a Street Collection Licence.

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Do I need a street collection licence?
  • What rules are there when applying?
  • What do I need for a licence?
  • How much does it cost to apply?

Do I need a Street Collection Licence?

If you intend to collect money or sell articles in the street for charitable purposes you will require a licence from us.

What rules are there when applying for a Street Collection Licence?

Only registered charities can apply for a Street Collection Licence.

What do I need for a licence? 

The legislation governing this activity is the Police, Factories, etc (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916 and Local Government Act 1972. 

We have set various regulations in respect to the places where and the conditions under which persons may be permitted to collect money or sell articles in relation to the above Act.  You can view this additional information here

How much does it cost to apply?

There is no fee for a Street Collection Licence.

How can I apply?

Apply online now

How long will my application take?

We aim to complete your application within five working days of receiving it.

How can I notify the Council of the results of a charitable collection?

Notify us online now

Will Tacit Consent apply?

Yes. It we do not respond to an application within the required time (shown above) or following an extension, the authorisation will be deemed to have been granted tacitly, unless different arrangements are in place that are justified in the public interest 

What can I do if my application is unsuccessful?

Please contact us in the first instance by emailing licensing.team@colchester.gov.uk or calling 01206 282520.

What can I do if I am unhappy with conditions regarding my licence?

Please contact us in the first instance by emailing licensing.team@colchester.gov.uk or calling 01206 282520.

What if I want to complain about a licence holder?

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint you contact the licence holder first – preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery).  If this does not work and you are located in the UK,Consumer rights - GOV.UK will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

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