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					Street trading license
               If you wish to trade in the street in Northern Ireland, you must obtain
               a licence from your local district council.

               If you wish to apply for a street trading licensee for the sale of
               SERVICES eg face painting, shoe shine, fortune telling, then follow
               this process. If you wish to apply for a street trading license for the
  Licence
               sale of GOODS eg balloons, clothes, food, toys, then contact the
 summary
               local council directly.

               Applications must be made in writing (including by electronic means)
               and will be subject to a fee.

               You must comply with any conditions attached to a licence.
               An applicant must have reached school leaver's age and be an
               individual.
 Eligibility
  Criteria     The street that the applicant wishes to trade on must be a street
               designated to allow street trading pitches or is designated to ban the
               sale of articles, things or services.
 Regulation
               A summary of the regulation relating to this licence
 Summary
               Applications must include:

                     the name, address and date of birth of the applicant
                     if the applicant wishes to be a stationary or mobile trader,
                      details of the street and location of the pitch or the areas the
                      applicant wishes to trade
                     the days and times they wish to trade
                     descriptions of articles, things or services intended to be
                      traded and any item that will be used in connection with the
                      trading
                     storage arrangements

               Applicants may be required to provide two photographs with their
Application
               applications.
Evaluation
 Process
               Applications to vary a condition must specify how the applicant
               wants the condition to be varied.

               A council must give a written notice within a reasonable time of its
               decision.

               A council will grant an application unless there are grounds for
               refusal. Grounds for refusal are:

                     the applicant is not eligible
                     the application is to trade in a place that would breach the law
                     the applicant wishes to trade in a street that is not designated
                      to allow street trading, or the article, thing or service goes
                        against any term of the designation
                       the location is unsuitable
                       the space or area proposed is not suitable for the applicant or
                        would interfere with people and vehicles
                       the types of services; articles or things proposed to be traded
                        would affect the area proposed
                       the applicant has provided false information
                       the applicant is unsuitable to hold a licence
                       the applicant has failed to carry out requirements of a
                        previous street trading licence
                       the applicant has had a previous street trading licence
                        revoked through failure to pay fees
                       the applicant has failed to provide further information
                        requested
                       the applicant has failed to provide for suitable storage

                 Applications can also be made for temporary licences but an
                 applicant cannot have more than five temporary licences in one year.
                                                                 Licence Fee
                                         Application Fee
                  Type of Licence                                (Including Application
                                         (Non-refundable)
                                                                 Fee)
                  Stationary Licence              £60                     £375

      Fee                                         £60                     £180
                  Mobile Licence

                  Temporary Licence               £60                     £180

                  Variation of Licence            £60                      N/A

                 No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your
   Will Tacit    application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the
   Consent       local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can
    Apply?       do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use
                 the contact details below.
                 Apply to become a street trader
 Apply online
                 Tell us about a change to your existing street trading licence
                 Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

                 The council will serve a notice of its intention to refuse an application
                 for a licence. Representations can be made in writing to the council
                 within 21 days of the date of the notice.
   Failed
 Application
                 If the council upholds their decision appeals can be made to the local
  Redress
                 Magistrates court within 21 days of the notice of the decision.

               If an application for a temporary licence is refused the applicant can
               appeal to the local Magistrates court within 21 days of the date of the
               notice of the decision.
Licence Holder Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.
   Redress
                A licence holder may apply to vary a condition attached to a licence.
                Applications are made to the district council.

                The council will serve a notice of its intention to refuse an application
                for variation of a licence, to grant an application subject to
                conditions, to vary conditions without an application or to revoke a
                licence. Representations can be made in writing to the council within
                21 days of the date of the notice.

              If the council upholds their decision appeals can be made to the local
              Magistrates court within 21 days of the notice of the decision.
              We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first
              contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter
  Consumer
              (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in
  Complaint
              the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK
              contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
              E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder
Other Redress
              complain about another.
    Trade
              None
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