Street Trading

Before you apply

If you trade in the street you need to have a licence. To be eligible to trade you need to be at least 17 years old and know where you want to trade, which days and times you want to work and what you want to sell. We will not be able to grant consent if:

  • There isn’t enough space in the street where you wish to trade
  • You are unsuitable to hold a licence due to any relevant previous convictions

The licensing of street trading is regulated under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

You should also take a look at our street trading policy.

Applying for a street trading licence

You can request an application form by emailing us. You will need to pay a fee of £385 and include two photos of yourself and a street plan of the area where you want to set up your pitch.

How long does it take?

It will take 90 days for your application to be processed. When consent is granted, you must keep your licence on you whenever you are trading.

Renew my licence

You need to renew your licence every year and pay the same fee as a new application. You can renew your licence by emailing us.

Make changes to my licence

You must tell us if your details change such as your name, address or if there are changes to your trading hours. You will need to email us to let us know. If you want to change the space you are trading on you will need to make a new application. You can do this by requesting an application form by email.


Consultation application fee (applies to full year applications only) non-refundable £165
Up to 12 trading days, new only (on grant) £36
Full years consent (new and renewal, on grant) £281
Additional assistants (checks and badges) £55
Additional change (additional products) £55
Copy/replacement licence £14
Copy/replacement badge £14