Street Trading and Charity Collections

Information relating to selling goods or collecting charity in the street.

Street Trading consent

You need to obtain consent from us before trading in a designated area in Mole Valley.

Areas in Mole Valley where trading is prohibited.

If you intend to sell food, e.g. ice cream, burger van etc, you need to contact us and register your food business.

Complete an application form on GOV.UK.

For details on charges, see ‘Environment Health Fees and Charges’.

Please note that tacit consent does not apply in respect of this application. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted.

Charitable collections


If you would like to make a collection for money or goods from house-to-house for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes, you will need to obtain a free permit unless the charity is exempt.

House-to-house collections normally invite cash donations but, if you are collecting goods, you also need a permit.

Street collections

It is an offence to collect without a permit.

Complete an application form on GOV.UK.


Tacit consent applies to both house-to-house and street collection permits.

If you have not received your permit or any contact from us within 10 working days, assume your permit has been issued and your collection can go ahead.


We are under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and, to this end, it may use the information you have provided in order to access this service for the prevention and detection of fraud.

We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

For more information, see Fraud and Corruption.

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