Trading in public places
In most situations, you need a Council trading licence if you want to sell something in a public place for private gain. Public places include footpaths, streets, parks and beaches.
The rules for trading in public places are set out in the Trading in Public Places Policy 2017 [PDF 324 KB].
Where you can trade
Trading from private property is preferable, as long as you have permission from the property owner and there are no adverse safety or traffic impacts.
You can apply to trade on public land using the Trading in public place licence application form. [DOCX 131 KB]
A licence is usually issued for one year, and you can apply to renew it using the Trading in public place licence renewal application form. [DOCX 87 KB]