You will need a licence if you are selling, offering to sell or carrying out a service paid for by any person in a public place. This includes selling from a vehicle such as an ice cream van or burger van, kiosk or a moveable stall. Each person who intends to trade will need a licence.

You don't need a street trader licence to:

  • sell newspapers
  • sell milk (registered persons only)
  • sell coal, coke or solid fuel
  • collect on behalf of a charity
  • if you have a Pedlars certificate
  • if business rates are paid for the stall/kiosk you operate from

If you intend to sell food from your vehicle, kiosk or moveable stall you need to provide a Certificate of Compliance (issued by the Food Safety Unit from your or your employers home authority), together with the application. This certificate will be accepted by any Licensing Authority in Scotland. The certificate must be in either your name or that of your employer.

If you or your employers home authority is Falkirk Council, the Food Safety Unit can be contacted at Environmental Health Development Services, Falkirk Council, Abbotsford House, Bainsford, Falkirk, FK2 7YZ (telephone 01324 504950) or email fs@falkirk.gov.uk.

Generally a Street Trader Licence is granted for 3 years. If you require a licence for a shorter period you can apply for a temporary Street Trader Licence which will last a maximum of 6 weeks.

If you wish to vary your vehicle, trading area etc during the current grant of your licence you need to make an application to vary your licence.

Application Fee
New / Renewal £254
Temporary £58
Variation £35
Forms
Application form for a new, renewal or temporary street trader licence
Application form for the variation of a street trader licence
Arrangements for disposal and presentation of waste
Guidance
Street Trader Conditions
Street Trader Guidance
Street Trader Policy