Street trading consent

Street trading is defined as the selling or offering for sale of any article in any street.

The permit also covers any road, footway, beach or other area to which the public have access without payment.

Lay-bys will only be considered as suitable to trade from if there is a verge between the road and the lay-by.

If you would like to trade from any street, road, footway or other area in the Taunton Deane district, other than within Taunton town centre, that the public have access to without payment you will need to apply for a street trading consent.  The Business Development Marketing Department is now responsible for street trading in Taunton town centre.

Street trading consents can be granted for a full year or for individual days.  Anyone over 17 can apply for a street trading consent.  Please read our street trading consent conditions before applying.

The fee to apply is:

Information about how the Council constructs its fees can be found in the document Guidance on fee construction.

Please note:  It can take up to 4 weeks to issue a street trading consent.

To apply for street trading consent you can download an application form or collect an application form from the main reception desk at the council offices.

Once you have completed the application form please return it to us with the following items:

We will consult a number of agencies once your application is received, which includes:

Any comments we receive during this consultation will be considered during the process of deciding whether to grant the Street Trading Consent.

Laws and regulation

Street Trading Consent permits are granted under Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.