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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.Only applicants over the age of 17 may apply.

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.

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 [199KB]

How to apply

Daily Street Trading Consent Application Including Disclosure and convictions [73KB]

Annual Street Trading Consent Application including Disclosure of Convictions [74KB]

What it costs

  2018/20192019/2020
On or adjacent to a road with a speed limit of less than 40mphAnnual£3650.00£3700.00
Hot food on or adjacent to a road with a speed limit of less than 40mphAnnual£5900.00£6000.00
For locations adjacent to roads with a speed limit of 40mph or greaterAnnual£2300.00£2400.00
For weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and Bank Holiday Mondays for locations adjacent to roads with a speed limit of 40mph or greaterAnnual£1250.00£1250.00
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)Annual£600.00£600.00
Trampoline and Mechanical RidesAnnual £2000.00
For no more than 7 daysDaily£25.00£40.00
For a specific location (no return within 180 days of expiry)30 Days£750.00£750.00
Childrens rides in Buxton Town CentreAnnual£1950.00 
Charitable Events upto 10 stalls  £125.00
Charitable Events 10 - 20 stalls  £250.00
Charitable Events 20 plus stalls  £400.00
Replacement Vehicle Plates  £25.00

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.