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Street trading licences

A consent is required if you wish to trade on a street within the Borough of Guildford. The term "street" includes any road, footway, beach or other area to which the public have access without payment.

The Council has designated all "streets" in the Borough as "consent" streets for the purposes of controlling street trading. This makes it an offence to sell any article in a street without first obtaining a consent from Guildford Borough Council. 

The term "street" includes any road, footway, beach or other area to which the public have access without payment and any service area as defined in section 329 of the Highways Act 1980.

To apply for a street trading consent, applicants must supply:

  • a completed icon Street Trading application form [168.57KB]

  • the payment of the full fee as appropriate for the periods of trading applied for. (The fee will be returned if the application is refused)

  • where the proposed street activity is from a fixed position, a copy of a map of a legible scale. The map should clearly identify the proposed site position

  • colour photographs showing the front, side and rear aspects of the stall, van, barrow, cart etc that will be  used for the street trading activity

  • one passport size photograph of the applicant

  • a copy of a current certificate of insurance that covers the street trading activity for third party and public liability risks, to a minimum value of £5 million.

For further advice and guidance on the application process, assessment of suitable trading locations, standards and conditions please refer to the Street trading policy.

Fees

The current fee is £484.00.

From 1 April 2018, the following fees will take effect:

  • Street Trading Fee: £734.00

  • Street Trading Fee for Community/Charity Event: £17.00