Street trading

Street Trading is the selling or offering for sale of any article in the street. This includes food such as burgers, kebabs, doughnuts etc. or other things such as household items. All streets in Hart are designated as Consent Streets. This means that any person who wishes to sell items from a trailer or stall in a street must first obtain a Street Trading Consent from Hart District Council.​ If you’re planning to sell food, you’ll need a valid Food Safety Certificate. The council will inspect your vehicle or stall to make sure it meets hygiene standards.

How we manage the licensing of streets within the district for trading purposes is set out in our Street Trading Policy.

We consulted on our draft Street Trading Policy from 3 August to 26 October 2018. It sets out the council’s position in respect of the administration of applications for street trading consents and the monitoring of such consents following grant. 

You may not need a Street Trading Consent if you are:

  • Trading as a Pedlar under licence issued by a Police Authority
  • A market trader operating at a licensed market venue
  • A news vendor selling only newspapers and periodicals
  • Trading on private land you may not need a consent if the pitch is not visible from a public highway. To confirm the situation you are advised to contact the Licensing Team (01252 622122).  The landowner may need planning permission and you are advised check with Planning.

The applicable licence fees which can be paid online:

12 Months £510
3 Months £130  (seasonal consent, only one issued per calendar year)


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