Street collection licence

Street collection licence

If you want to collect money or sell items in the street for charity, you will need a street collection permit.

This also includes other public areas, such as shop doorways and car parks.

We take into account the number of other collections taking place on the same day and in the same location, so that the area is not saturated with charity collections all being held at the same time.

Please contact us to discuss the date and location that you are planning for your collection before applying for your permit, as we may recommend an alternative date.

You could be fined £200 if you collect money for charity without a licence.

How to apply

You can apply for a street collection permit online via, and find out about the documents we need to process your application. There is no charge for applying for a street collection permit. Alternatively you can complete and return the application form below direct to us.

Apply for your street collection permit online here.

After your collection has taken place

Once you have completed your collection, you need to send us a return showing how much money you collected, and how much you spent organising the collection (such as on advertising, printing, promotional materials etc).

You can send your return online via, or complete the return form below and send it back to us:

Licensing team
Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
S40 1LP

If our documents are not accessible to you, you can request a different format here.
Street Collection Return Form Word (Word 33 KB)
Street Collection Permit Application Form Word (Word 29 KB)


Last updated on 15/11/2023