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Street trading

If you want to sell or offer for sale any article in a street, you must have a street trading consent.

Street trading is regulated under Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

If you're selling goods on foot, door to door, place to place or town to town you may require a pedlars certificate.

Street trading policy

We currently operate either prohibited or consent streets.

  • Prohibited streets: if a street is designated as a 'prohibited street' then a criminal offence is committed by any person engaging in street trading in that street
  • Consent streets: streets are identified as consent streets with the exception of prohibited streets

The type of street trading that applies will depend upon the location of where you choose to trade. For applicants details, street designations and what to consider when you submit an application for street trading contact your trading area for more information.


An annual consent costs £1170



There is no right of appeal to a decision to refuse an application for street trading consent.

Last updated 14 May 2024