Street trading

Who can and can't apply?

You must be at least 17 years old to apply for street trading consent.

You can’t apply for street trading consent if you are:

  • a pedlar with a valid pedlar’s certificate
  • trading in a charter market or a statutory market
  • trading in a trunk road picnic area under the Highways Act 1980
  • trading as a newsvendor on one pitch and only selling newspapers and periodicals
  • trading as a roundsman 
  • undertaking a permitted street collection
  • trading on a shop or petrol station forecourt, selling goods associated with the shop or petrol station