We have designated areas where free printed material may be distributed with our consent.
The designated areas are in Leeds city centre and the Headingley corridor bound by Grove Lane to the north, Meanwood Road to the east, Kirkstall Road to the west and Crown Point Road to the south. You can download a map with the area outlined in red as a PDF from the Documents section of this page.
You can apply for a monthly or a yearly licence depending on your business needs. You can download a PDF application form from our Documents section.
Cheques must be made payable to Leeds City Council and are subject to conditions. We also accept electronic payments. Please telephone 0113 395 1765 to make a payment in this way. Our telephone lines are open from 8:30am until 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
You will need to come to our office to pick up your licence in person regardless of how you pay. We will ring you when it is ready to be collected. Badges can be collected between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Our address can be found in the Contact us section on this page.
Please check the expiry date of your consent badges.
Objections may be made to the proposal and should either be in writing addressed to Environmental Services, Distribution Consent, Millshaw Park Way, Leeds LS11 0LS or by email using the Contact us form on this page.
We are continuing to deal with the problems of flyers and other free printed materials being illegally being left in resident’s gardens. In particular properties in Headingley have been affected by littering because of flyers and magazines.
A Leeds distributor, who has a valid consent to distribute free printed material, has been fined on two occasions for this offence. The maximum fine for littering any land is £2,500.
To ensure you don’t pay the same penalty - follow these simple steps:
- post your flyers or printed materials through the letter box of a property
- do not leave flyers or printed material outside that could result in littering
- contact us to find out what consent you need to distribute free printed material of any kind in Leeds.