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Street collection permits

To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes in Teignbridge, you will need a street collection permit from us. There is no fee for this permit

Charities will only be granted permission for one collection per area per year.

Private property

If you intend to collect on private property (e.g within a supermarket or private land) you will only require the landowner's permission. You will not require a permit from us.

Collections in Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Dawlish

If you are planning anything in addition to just having collecting boxes - for example, music, displays, stalls or a performance, you will need to contact your local Town Centre Development Manager.

If you wish to know whether direct debit collections are taking place in Newton Abbot or Teignmouth please contact us.

Newton Abbot Town Centre




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Before applying for a Street Collection permit

  • please email the Licensing Section to check availability of date you require.  To avoid disappointment please ensure your application is received by us a minimum of 28 days prior to the date of collection.
  • apply online via

You will be directed to the website where you can complete the application form online.  We will then send confirmation through the post. 

Once you have held your charitable collection you must submit a financial return to the council within one month and advertise how much you raised in the local newspaper.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 14 September 2022