Free literature distribution permit

We are currently experiencing a large number of telephone calls into the service with queries.

If you need to contact us, at the moment we would appreciate an email setting out your enquiry. For general licensing matters, the email address is licensing@derby.gov.uk.

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Printed matter is free if it is distributed without charge to the persons who receive it.

'Free printed matter' includes amongst other things:

  • newspapers
  • leaflets
  • pamphlets
  • cards
  • stickers
  • containers and any similar items.
  • food
  • drinks

 

Unsuccessful free literature distribution permit applications

We reserve the right to refuse to give consent to any applicant where we consider that the proposed distribution would likely lead to defacement of the designated land. Where this happens the applicant will be informed of the decision and the reasons for refusal. Examples of where this might occur is where an applicant has caused defacement on a previous occasion or where there is a distribution planned that is of such a scale and/or planned in such a way that the distributors are unable to meet the standard conditions.

We reserve the right to refuse to give consent if the applicant has been convicted of an offence of distributing free printed matter without consent within the last five years, or paid a fixed penalty notice relating to this offence in the last three years.

Refused applicants may appeal to the Magistrates' Court against the refusal.

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Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 641951
Minicom: 01332 640666
Fax: 01332 643299
Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS