Street collection

Apply for a Street Collection Licence

Licence summary

Persons wishing to collect money from a street in West Lindsey will require a permit from West Lindsey District Council. 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Street collections are free and anyone can apply providing they are over 16 years of age.

Applications must be in the form prescribed by West Lindsey District Council and should be made at least 28 days in advance of the proposed collection.

Applications should be accompanied by the following:

  • Particulars of any contracts with any charity which is to benefit from this collection
  • List of trustees
  • Previous years accounts
  • Literature on organisation(s) which will benefit

Regulation Summary

Police, Factories, & c. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916

Application Evaluation Process

A check will be made as to the availability of the proposed collection dates and providing the above criteria is met a permit will be granted.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us within 28 days.

How to Apply

Apply for a Street Collection Licence

Or download the application form from the "Downloads" section and return it to us.  There is no fee for a street collection permit.


There are no fees for a Street Collection Permit

Failed Application Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

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 a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline will give you advice.

From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.


Licensing registers are available to view, by prior arrangement at the council offices.

Further Information


West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall, Marshall's Yard
DN21 2NA