Street Trader's Licence

In terms of section 39 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, street traders are required to be licensed. The scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team.

The Licensing Team are able to provide general guidance on the scheme but cannot assist you to complete your application form or provide legal advice on whether a licence is required. You should seek legal advice from a solicitor or advice centre if you are unsure as to whether you require a licence.

Who requires a licence from the Council?

What is the definition of street trading?

What is the definition of 'Public Place'?

What exemptions apply?

How do you apply for a licence?

What standard conditions will be attached to my licence?

How do I make an objection or representation about a street trader's licence?

How will my application be decided?

How long will my licence be granted for?

What if my details change or I no longer wish to hold my licence?

How do I complain about street trader licence holders?

How do I complain about an unlicensed street trader?