Street collection permit

A street collection permit allows you to collect money or sell items for the benefit of a charitable purpose on any street or public place.

If you are 18 or over you can apply for a street collection permit or take part in a street collection. Charities can hold one collection in Taunton and one in Wellington per calendar year.

Collections on private property, such as in entrances to supermarkets, do not require a street collection permit, however you will need the landowners permission.

Street collections are limited to once a week in Taunton and Wellington, on a Saturday.
If you want to carry out doorstep collections, you will require a house to house collection permit.

You need to contact us before applying for a permit to check the availability of dates.

Once you have done so, please apply for a street collection permit online or download an application form and send it to us once it’s completed.

Once we have received and checked your application we will send you:

We will issue you a permit within one month.

You must return the statement form to us no later than a month after your collection, completed with the amounts you have raised and any deductions.

Laws and Regulations

Street Collection permits are issued under the Police, Factories, etc. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916.  Taunton Deane Borough Council's Regulations on Street Collections are available to download.