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Street trading consent

Information on street trading and renewing or applying for a new licence or consent.

What is street trading?

If you want to sell or offer for sale any item in a street then you must have a street trading licence or street trading consent. 

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

Where can I trade?

Trading is only allowed with written permission from the council.  In the event that an application is received for an area that does not currently have a designated consent that application will need to be determined at a Licensing sub-committee hearing. 

Trading without consent is against the law and offenders may be prosecuted through the magistrates' court.

Terms and conditions

It's important that we ensure that road safety considerations are met, the borough is not adversely affected by large numbers of street traders and that other local businesses do not suffer as a consequence of street traders.

Read more on our  Street Trading Policy [267KB]

How to apply

Street Trading Licence online application form.

What it costs

On or adjacent to a road with a speed limit of less than 40mph£3650.00Annual
Hot food on or adjacent to a road with a speed limit of less than 40mph£5900.00Annual
For locations adjacent to roads with a speed limit of 40mph or greater£2300.00Annual
For weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and Bank Holiday Mondays for locations adjacent to roads with a speed limit of 40mph or greater£1250.00Annual
For ice cream traders and similar activity trader, who do not stop in one street for more than 40 minutes (not on or adjacent to roads with speed limits of 40mph or greater)£600.00Annual
For no more than 7 days£25.00Daily
For a specific location (no return within 180 days of expiry)£750.0030 days
Childrens rides in Buxton Town Centre£1950.00Annual
All consents for charitable purposes (consent must still be obtained and collections must be licensed under separate legislation)Free 

Payment must be made in full when you apply and be received by the Council with the Application. Part payment will only be accepted upon agreement to enter into an instalment arrangement, where an invoice for the remaining fee will be sent out to you. This option has an additional £30 administration fee, which will be added to the final bill.

Offences and penalties

If you trade without a licence, make a false statement to gain a licence or break any of the terms and conditions as set out by us you may receive a fine of up to £1,000.