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Information about a Street Traders Consent

A Street Trading Consent is required for anyone who is proposing to offer goods for sale from a permanent venue. These consents can only be issued for streets which have been designated consent streets. There is a list of Consent Streets in the Dudley MBC area where street trading is allowed or prohibited on this website or it can be downloaded from the foot of this page.

A Street Trading Consent is not required if the articles being sold are newspapers or periodicals either without a stall or a receptacle or provided that the receptacle does not exceed one metre in length or width or two metres in height.

There are certain streets within the boundary of the Dudley Borough where Street Trading is Prohibited. There is a list of Allowed and Prohibited streets on this website or it can be downloaded from the foot of this page.

Regulations

Street Trading is regulated under Section 3 and Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 and it is an offence to hawk, sell, or offer or expose for sale anything (which activities are hereinafter collectively called “street trading” without the consent of the Council. The relevant regulations are attached to the Licence when it is granted.

In order to comply with regulation BS 7671:2008 (as amended) of the Requirements for Electrical Installations, Dudley MBC are required to request anyone bringing a mobile unit into the Borough for a copy of one of the following documents: -

Either:

Transportable Building Electrical Installation Certificate (for units under 12 months old).

Or:

Transportable Building Periodic Inspection Report (for units over 12 months old).

How to Apply for a Street Traders Consent

An application form can be downloaded from the foot of this page or requested from the Licensing Office using the Contact Details box below, or to apply online please use the Service Request Form link in the Contact Details box below.

Notes & Guidance for Applicants:

  •  Where the application is made on behalf of a partnership, the names and addresses of every partner must be given.
  • These questions do not apply to applications made on behalf of a company.
  • References to the sale of any article include the hawking of that article and the offering or exposing for sale of that article.
  • References to “street” including any off-street parking place in which no article may be hawked, sold or offered or exposed for sale without the consent of the Council under Section 3 and Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1982.
  • Where the application is made on behalf of a company or partnership, the full name of the company and the registered business name of the partnership (as the case may be) must be stated. Where the application is made on behalf of a partnership, it must be signed by a partner. Where the application is made on behalf of a company, it must be signed by the Secretary of the company or a Director of the company.

Required Documents

Please submit the following Documents with your application:

  • photographs of the vehicle and unit
  • plans/map of site where unit to be situated
  • transportable building electrical installation certificate (for units under 12 months old)
  • transportable building periodic inspection report (for units over 12 months old)
  • Portable Appliance Test (PAT) Certificate

For more information about Street Traders Consents, the Regulations or to discuss your application please contact the Licensing Office using the Contact Details box below.

Fees

  • April 2019 - March 2020
  • First or only site £651
  • Additional Sites £651

What happens if my Licence Circumstances change?

Please notify the Licensing Office immediately.

Street Traders Consent - Awaiting Approval

If you wish to sell goods on the highway at designated locations, you must hold a Street Traders Consent. View current Street Traders awaiting approval 

 

Contact Details

  • Unit 1

    Hurst Business Park

    Narrowboat Way, Brierley Hill, DY5 1UF

    General Conatct Form

  •  Telephone: 01384 815489 or 815377

    Renewals: 01384 815050

  • The office is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm daily. Applicants are seen by appointment only.