Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

The Discretionary Business Grant applications are now open

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