Street trading consent

Warwick District Council has designated all streets in their district as consent streets under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

Street trading is only allowed in consent streets with the consent of the council. The council attaches appropriate conditions to consents that are issued.

All street traders need to ensure they do not cause an obstruction and comply with all road traffic and other legislation. Food traders also need to register with the council.

Policy

The council policy sets out how street trading consent applications will be decided and the factors that will be taken in to account when deciding to grant or refuse the permit. Download the current street trading consents policy (PDF)

Further guidance for applicants

Annual Consent

People wishing to trade on a permanent basis, whether from a static pitch or in a mobile capacity, should apply for an annual consent. All applicants and assistants must provide a Basic Disclosure certificate (not more than 4 weeks old) and a passport sized photograph.  Each 'assistant' should complete the Staff Details form. All applications are subject to public consultation and may take up to 28 days to process.

Day Trading Consent

People wishing to trade on a temporary basis within the District, at specialist events and markets should apply for a day trading consent.  This consent can be used for up to 72 hours. All applicants and assistants must provide a Basic Disclosure certificate (not more than 6 months old) and a passport sized photograph. Each 'assistant' should complete the Staff Details form. Applications may take up to 14 days to process.

Group Trading Consent

People organising large events or temporary markets should apply for a group trading consent.  This consent can cover multiple traders and can be used for up to 72 hours. The organiser must provide a Basic Disclosure certificate (not more than 6 months old) and a passport sized photograph. The application must include a list of stall holders and a map of the area clearly showing where stalls will be located on the site. All applications are subject to public consultation and may take up to 28 days to process.

Application forms and payments 

Forms

Online payments

Search for consents

Search our licensing register to find consents.