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Market operator's licence

Apply and pay for a market stall licence.

To run a market in East Renfrewshire you need to obtain a market operator's licence.

A market operator's licence isn't needed if the market relates to functions held by charitable, religious, youth, recreational, community, political or similar organisations, or is held only for the sale of livestock, fodder or grain.

Regulation summary

Markets And Fairs Clauses Act 1847


A market operator's licence costs:

  • £254 for 1 year
  • £514 for 2 years
  • £617 for 3 years

It costs £40 to change a market operator's licence.

There's no cost to supply a certificate of compliance or cancel a market operator's licence. 

Apply online

What happens next?

Your application will be processed. If you don't hear from us within a reasonable period, phone 0141 577 4684.

If your application is refused

If your licence is refused you can appeal to the Sheriff by writing to:

Paisley Sheriff court
St. James St

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