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Street Trading

Information on permissions required for street trading

Street Trading

Information on permissions required for street trading  

The Council does not issue licences for street traders.  However, if you want to sell goods in the street, there are a number of points you will need to consider:

  • you must obtain permission from the relevant landowner.  In most cases, this will be Devon County Council (tel. 01392-382000; website:www.devon.gov.uk) as highways authority or the District Council for areas such as car parks, parks, beaches etc.  In some cases the land may be privately owned and you will need to contact the landowner in person (or their agent) for the necessary permission.
  • you should contact your local police station to make sure they have no objections to your activity.  In particular, you should make sure that you will not cause an obstruction or congestion in the area you propose to trade.
  • if you are selling food, you may also need to register with the Council's Food and Safety Team (www.torridge.gov.uk/food)
  • under the Licensing Act 2003, you will require a licence if you intend to sell hot food and/or drink between 11.00 pm and 5.00 am.