Apply for a street trading licence

Find out how to apply for a permanent or temporary street trading licence.

If you want to sell goods in Canterbury high street, you must have a street trading licence. A licence gives permission for a certain pitch and restricts the days and times you can sell.

If you want to prepare or sell food you will also need to submit a food hygiene form.

Permanent licences

A permanent licence application costs £114.74. If your licence is approved, you will also be asked to pay a pitch fee of between £17.20 and £28.75 per day based on location. 

As part of the application pack you'll need to complete a terms and conditions form and declaration of convictions.

A licence is valid for one year and you need to renew it every year.

Temporary licences

If you want to promote a business, charity, or event you can apply for a temporary street trading licence.

A temporary licence is valid for up to seven days and costs £11.46. There is also a pitch fee to pay between £17.20 and £28.75 per day based on location.

You can download and complete an application form for a temporary street trading licence: