House and street trading

Apply for street trading consent

Street trading means the selling, or offering the sale, of anything in a street. This includes food and living things.

A "street" includes:

Street Trading is permitted within South Somerset by means of consent except for parts of Station Road Somerton where it is prohibited.

You may need to obtain a consent to trade even if you are trading on private land.

Trading without street trading consent where it is required is an offence.

For more information, including street trading statutory exemptions, view our policy.

  1. How do I apply for street trading consent?

    We issue Street Trading Consents; we do not issue Street Trading Licences.

    Before you apply, read this guidance on the Right to Work in the UK checks and the Government's disclosure and barring basic checks.

    New applicants should not generally apply for consent for longer than 3 months. This doesn't apply to renewal applications.

    You will need to include a basic disclosure, no older than 1 month, with your application.

    Apply for street trading consent.

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