Permission may be required to carry out a charitable collection in a public place, including street collections and house-to-house collections. Street collection A permit is required to collect money or sell articles in a street or public place for charitable purposes. A return to show how much money was raised must be sent to the council within one month from the date of collection. There is no registration fee. You may also need to get permission from the land owner to collect on private property. For collections in Hersham Green Shopping Centre, you should contact the Property Management Company on 020 3258 4038. Apply for a street collection permit Alternatively you can download the form: Document Street collection return form (PDF, 128.46KB) House-to-house collections Door to door charitable collections of clothing, money or direct debits need a licence. Licence holders must issue collectors with a collectors' badge and send a return to the council detailing income and expenditure within 1 month of the collection. There is no registration fee. Apply for a house-to-house collection licence Alternatively you can download the form: Document House-to-house collection return form (PDF, 196.99KB) Once we have issued a licence, the promoter can then apply for the collectors’ badges from the Stationery Office that must be on show when collecting. Some charities are covered by a National Exemption Order Scheme: GOV.UK and do not need to apply for a licence. Policies for street and house-to-house collections The policies provide essential information if you are thinking of applying for a permit: Document Street collection and house-to-house collection policies (PDF, 255.24KB) Contact us If you have any queries regarding street or house to house collections, contact us online.