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Licensing

Street trading licence

Apply and pay for a street trading licence.

To operate as a street trader in East Renfrewshire you may need a licence from the local authority.

A street trading licence isn't needed for:

  • the sale of newspapers only
  • the sale of milk by or on behalf of a person registered under the Food Safety Act 1990
  • the sale of coal or fuel derived from coal or coke
  • any activity for which a certificate under the Pedlar's Act 1871 has been granted
  • any activity for which a more specific licence is needed
  • organising or participating in a public charitable collection, which has been granted permission under subsection (16) of section 119 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

Regulation summary

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

Fee

A street trader's licence costs:

  • £164 for 1 year
  • £261 for 2 years
  • £397 for 3 years

To make a change to a street trader's licence costs £40.

There's no charge to cancel a street trader's licence.

Apply online

Download an application form

pdf icon Street trader licence application [140kb]

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
Paisley


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