Free printed matter distribution licence
Leaflets, flyers and other free printed matter
If you want to hand out or distribute free printed matter such as flyers and leaflets you need our permission under Schedule 3A of the Environment Protection Act 1990.
The permssion applies to designated streets in the borough which are listed in table below.
How to apply
- read the terms and conditions
- complete and return a signed copy of the application form with payment by cheque or debit/credit card
When you complete the form, bear in mind:
- you will only be allowed to stand at an agreed location on the street so be specific about the exact location where you would like to distribute
- to avoid obstruction, you won't be able to distribute materials within 25 meters of tube station entrances or by pedestrian crossings - any affected streets are highlighted blue in the table below
We need to receive your application 14 days before you start distributing. You can fast track your application for an additional charge.
Fees and charges
|Fee and charges for distribution of free literature licences (zero VAT)||From April 2020|
|Standard application fee for each site for 1 distributor for up to 1 month (A site is a street)||£207.90|
|Short notice application fee for each site for 1 distributor for up to 1 month||£251.30|
|Additional fee for application over 1 month (£ per month)||£11.10|
|Each additional distributor at each site||£29.40|
|Administration charge for alterations to licences which have already been issued (including the replacement of licences and/or distributors permit IDs)||£44.60|
|New charge from April 2018|
For Newspaper distributors outside underground stations only – placement of paper distribution containers to be used only during licence operational period in partnership with a distributor (£ per month)
Application fees are non-refundable. We make every effort approve all applications, including recommending alternative distribution locations, and times and dates, as appropriate.
Designated streets for distributing free printed matter
North Pole Road
Notting Hill Gate
Blenheim Crescent (Portobello Rd to Ladbroke Grove)
Old Brompton Road
Pimlico Road (Holbein Place to Sloane Street)
Holland Park Avenue
Kensington Church Street
Chelsea Bridge Road
Kensington High Street
Cromwell Road ( junction with Exhibition Road)
Kensington Park Road (Elgin Crescent to Westbourne Park Rd)
Earls Court Road
Elgin Crescent (Ladbroke Grove to Portobello Road)
Lower Sloane Street
Find out more
If you need any more information or guidance about applications contact us on 020 7361 3001 or email email@example.com.
Last updated: 17 April 2020