Who needs to register?

Anyone who wants to sell goods or articles from a street within Bolton must have a street trading licence. This includes private property if members of the public have access without payment.

There are no restrictions on where you may pitch or operate, but you must not:

  • cause obstruction or nuisance
  • be in a prohibited area
  • be within 100 metres of a fixed premises retailing in the same goods

There are prohibited streets in some parts of Bolton. Please see guidance notes for further details.

How to register

Please complete and return the application form.

Before completing an the form please ensure you have read through the guidance notes

How much does it cost?​

Months New Renewal
1 Month £185 £184
3 Months £368 £324
6 Months £476 £458
12 Months £768 £713

Where more than one application to trade from the same location is received the matter will be referred to the licensing and environmental regulation committee for determination.

How long does my licence last for?

The licences are issued for one year and are renewable annually.