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Licence - markets

A licence is required to operate any private market, which is defined as being a market, whether covered or not, carried on by any person other than a local or public authority, at which goods are offered by more than one seller for sale by retail to the public.

Events for which a licence are required include:

  • car boot sales
  • antique and craft fairs
  • agricultural shows

where there are trade stalls and certain types of commercial sales. A licence may also be required to operate a stall at a market.

Supporting information required:

  • Public liability insurance certificate
  • Photo ID (driving licence or passport)
  • Proof of address (utility bill or bank statement)
  • Food hygiene/safety certificate (optional).

Application to apply for an occasional market online 

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