Licences for house and street collections

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  1. 1. House collection licence
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2. Street collection licence

If you want to collect money in the street or public place in the Borough you must apply for permission from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. 

It's illegal in this country to hold a street collection to collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes without getting a street collection licence from us. The purpose of the legal requirement to obtain consent is to ensure collectors are properly authorised and that money is collected in a secure way and the total proceeds collected are properly accounted for.

We allocate street collection days to individual organisations.

Apply for a street collection licence

Please either submit your application form direct or if appropriate email your application to licensing@reigate-banstead.gov.uk. Alternatively if you prefer to print and post your application please do so addressed to: Licensing Officer, Licensing Department, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Town Hall, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SH. 

Fees and Charges

There is no fee payable for a street collection licence.

Collection Returns

​​After the collection has been held you are legally required to submit a return form to us within one month of the collection having taken place. This form needs to be signed by an accountant also. The form details the amount collected and any expenses incurred.

The return form is an editable and saveable PDF. Please email your return as an attachment to licensing@reigate-banstead.gov.uk. Alternatively if you prefer to print and post your application please do so addressed to: Licensing Officer, Licensing Department, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Town Hall, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SH. 

Tacit Consent

Tacit authorisation applies for electronic applications after 28 days unless you have heard otherwise from us. 

Further Information

Information on the legislation that governs street collections can be found in the following links, but if you need more help please contact us and we can talk through the requirements with you.