Apply for street or market trading
What is this licence for?
We operate a street trading consent scheme for traders such as ice cream and hot food vans. Street trading is not allowed in certain parts of St Helens; these are generally the town centre and areas alongside major roadways where trading could affect highway safety.
Are there any restrictions?
Street trading is not allowed in certain parts of St Helens; these are generally the town centre and areas alongside major roadways where trading could affect highway safety.
How to apply
To apply you need to provide:
- proof of ID
- proof of address
- a photograph of the location of site
- a copy of your public liability insurance certificate
- written permission from the landowner if trading on private land
- where appropriate a trade waste agreement
- new applicants must have applied for and attach a statutory declaration certificate
You can download the application form and the terms and conditions for a street trading consent below.
How much will it cost?
The cost of street trading consent is £688. This includes a consent plate and two trading badges; additional badges are available for a £36 administration charge.
How long will it take to process?
If your application is successful we will contact you to ask you to pay the licence fee.
Most applications are determined within six weeks. However, it may take up to two months to process a new application while we consult with other bodies and give them 14 days to make representations.
When will I need to re-apply?
Consents are valid for 12 months from the date of issue so will need to be renewed annually.