Street trading consent

If consent is granted, there is a fee of £550.

Fill in the form and send it to us, with any required supporting documents listed in the guidance notes.

When do I need consent?

If you trade in the street anywhere within Pendle, you need to apply for Street Trading Consent.

Before submitting your application, make sure that:

  • the application form is completed in full
  • you can fulfil the criteria outlined in Section 5 'Application Process' of the Policy document. You can request a basic disclosure certificate (DBS check) from the Gov.UK website
  • you will be able to comply with all the licence conditions indicated in Section 7 'Conditions should a Consent be granted to you'

Who can apply?

You must be over 17 years of age to hold a licence.

Consents are either granted in full, granted with amendments (e.g. times plus days) or refused. A set of conditions will be attached to all consents.

Regulation summary

The powers to regulate and issue licences are contained in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

The act defines street trading as "the selling or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in a street".

Customer Services

Pendle Borough Council
Number One Market Street

Tel: 01282 661661