Licensing - Street Trading & Charitable Collections

Street Trading

Street Trading Information

Anyone intending to sell, expose or offer for sale any article (including a living thing) in any public place on the Isle of Wight must obtain a street trading consent issued by Isle of Wight Council.

This includes advertising the goods for sale.This applies to all current streets/roads, council car parks, recreation grounds and open spaces along with all public parks, gardens, amenity areas, sports areas, play areas and parking bays adopted by the council.

Street trading relates to:   

  • Markets.     
  • Mobile Traders.    
  • Static Traders.

A street trading consent is not required for:       

  • Selling only newspapers and periodicals.      
  • A pedlar*.     
  • Selling goods for charitable purposes (but a street collection permit will be required).

*A pedlar’s certificate is issued by the police. It allows a person to sell goods (usually trinkets, household goods and other handmade objects), travelling on foot from door to door, place to place or town to town.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Street Trading Policy is used by the licensing authority to assist in the determination of applications for a street trading consent. The policy can be viewed here

For trading at a market, applicants should obtain permission from the market organiser to trade at the market, before applying for a street trading consent. Applicants who are granted street trading consents for a market will be expected to abide by the rules of that market as well as conditions attached to the street trading consent.

Fees

A fee must be paid at the time an application is made. The fee covers the cost of administration, inspection and enforcement activity.

Public Register

The public register of existing licences, consents, permits and registrations can be viewed here.

Apply for a Street Trading Consent

There is currently no facility to enable an application for street trading on line. 

If you require further clarification please do not hesitate to contact the Licensing Department by phone or email using details in the 'Contact' tab above.