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Street Trading Consent

Licence Summary

The sale of goods from consent streets within the borough of Stockton on Tees requires a prior consent to do so.

No trading can take place on consent streets unless a permit has been granted, and then only in accordance with any conditions attached.

The Council will not allow trading at all on prohibited streets/roads.

A street trading consent may be granted for any period not exceeding 12 months but may be revoked at any time.

Pedlars, trading as Pedlars, who hold a Pedlars Act Licence are not covered by this legislation. Please see our guidance leaflet for further details.

In considering an application for a Street Trading Consent the following matters will be taken into consideration:

  • Whether application is sought for a “special occasion”
  • The articles which the applicant proposes to sell
  • The location from which the applicant wished to trade
  • The times/dates/period for which the applicant proposes to trade
  • Any other relevant circumstances


Regulation Summary

Copies of relevant legislation can be found on the website.


Application Process

See our Licensing Fees and Charges webpage for a full list of application fees.

Applications should be in writing, providing specific information including details of the street you wish to trade on and the days and times you wish to trade.

You should also included with your application a copy of your public liability insurance in a sum of not less than £5 million pounds. Applicants should be over 17 years of age.

It is our aim to complete the application process within 28 working days (subject to a satisfactory consultation within this period).

When granting or renewing a street trading consent, the Licensing Authority may attach such conditions to it as they consider reasonably necessary.


How To Apply

To apply for a Street Trading Consent please complete the appropriate form below. 

Application Form Apply online
Application For Street Trading Consent View


Guidance Notes

To view guidance documents please select the appropriate link below:

Street Trading Consents

Pedlars Act 1871


Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Tacit consent means that if we have not dealt with applications within the target period then the application can be deemed to have been granted/approved.

Please note that tacit consent does not apply in respect of this application. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.


Licence Holder Redress

Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local Magistrates Court. Please contact us in the first instance.


Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you, preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, visit our Consumer pages or for advice. From outside of the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

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