Street Collections

Any Charity that wishes to collect money on the street, requires a Street Collection Permit, issued by Mid Sussex District Council.

How do I apply?

Apply Online

Paper Application

Print out the form below, complete and return to the Licensing Team.

There is no fee required. A permit must be issued before any collection takes place.

Once we have received your registration we will endeavour to contact you within 28 days, if you do not hear from us please contact or phone 01444 477344.

A permit is not required on private property, however, the consent of the land owner must be obtained. 

The Orchards, Haywards Heath - The Martlets and Market Place, Burgess Hill and Queens Walk, East Grinstead are privately owned and the respective Managing Agents should be contacted directly regarding any collections which are to take place on the land.

Please note: Only one Charity can operate in one town on any given day.

Once the collection has taken place then a return form must be completed and returned to the Licensing Team.

Licence summary

To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes, you require a street collection licence from your local council.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a fit and proper person  
  • Satisfactory returns must be lodged with the Licensing Team within 28 days of the collection ending
  • Future applications will depend on satisfactory completion of these returns

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within 28 days please contact or phone 01444 477344.