Street collections

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Due to an upgrade to the Planning Portal between 9.00am on Friday 24 November and 6.00pm on Saturday 25 November, you'll be unable to view documents online during this time.

If you collect money for a charity or organisation in a public place (on public or private land) you'll need a street collection permit.

Apply for a street collection permit

To apply for street collection permit complete a:

Return your form to Licensing Service at least 28 days before the collection is due to take place.

Allow at least another 7 working days for your application to be processed.

There is no cost for a street collection permit, but you do have to follow the street collection regulations.

The 'booking diary' opens on 1 August each year for the following year's collections.

The following restrictions apply to street collections:

  • you're allowed 4 street collections per year
  • only 1 street collection can take place on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday within York city centre

Additional permission for street collections

You may also need:

To collect on private land you'll need permission from the land owner.

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