Street trading consent

Street trading is defined as selling any article in the street, including food. Food traders must also get a food business registration from their local environmental health office.

You don't need a street trading consent if you are:

  • trading as a pedlar under a licence issued by a police authority
  • a market trader operating at a licensed market venue
  • a news vendor selling only newspapers and periodicals
  • if you're trading on private land you may not need a consent, so contact us to check. The landowner may need planning permission; you are advised to contact the local planning office

Street trading consents can be granted for a full year or for individual days. Anyone over 17 can apply for a street trading consent.

To apply for a street trading consent you can download a street trading consent application form and return to us.

PO Box 866
Taunton
TA1 9GS