Apply for a street trading licence

Street trading is the selling, offering or exposing for sale of any item or service in the street. This includes stalls, shop-front displays, and café tables and chairs with service.

When would you need a street trading licence?

A licence is required to trade on any of the following that is within seven metres of any road or footway:

  • the public highway
  • pavement
  • any other area (not within a permanently enclosed premises)

Street trading licences are issued on a discretionary basis. The success of the application depends on a number of factors, such as the proposed geographical location and existing footway widths.

Before you start

Before you apply for a street trading licence you must meet the requirements set out in our street trading policy.

To apply for a street trading licence you need to:

You will be contacted about how you can complete your payment once we receive your application.

St Ann's, St George's and Greenhill Place

If you are applying for a pitch in St Ann's or St George's, contact the shopping centre directly using the details at the bottom of this page.

If you are applying for one of the pitches on St Ann's Road, email

To enquire about the Thursday market at Greenhill Place call Tudor Markets on 01384 231635

Download an application form

Street trading licence fees

Our fees are reviewed each year and agreed by Cabinet.

A fee of £50 will apply to any variations or cancellations of a licence.

Front of shop displays

Duration Total
26 weeks (usually applicable in undesignated streets) £312
1 year, single shop front £541
1 year, double shop front £1,082

Triple shop fronts will be triple the single shop front fee.

Stand-alone street trading licence e.g. Stalls

Duration Administration Management and enforcement Total
Up to 7 days £50 £21 £71
Up to 2 months £50 206 £256
2 to 6 months £50 £458 £508
7 to 12 months £50 £633 £683

Tables and chairs

Type of issue Total
Issue of new licence £541
Renewal of licence £541

Who is the licence holder?

A licence is for the sole use of the person named on the licence. It specifies:

  • the location and position
  • commodities or service that may be sold
  • the days and times that the licence holder may trade

A licence holder who trades with a time-expired licence, on a day, time or place other than that stated in his licence, is trading illegally.


A shopkeeper can trade on his or her own private forecourt without a licence, but cannot let out the space to another trader, unless that person has a licence.

Types of street traders

Traditional street trading

These are for the traditional street trading pitches on the public highway: a pitch to sell fruit and vegetables or a burger van. Currently we have only a few such designated sites as these are all allocated. If and when they become available we will advertise them on this web page.

Shop front displays/tables and chairs

We currently licence shop front displays and table and chairs on the public highway outside a premises. This display must be a continuation of the main business of the shop and not different commodities. We require at least 2.5 metres of clear footpath to allow street trading outside a shop. We will also consider the potential nuisance a licence may cause.

Illegal traders

If you suspect that unlicensed street trading is taking place, please email Let us know:

  • where and when it happened
  • a description of the trader
  • the goods they were selling

St Ann's Shopping Centre

Address: St Ann's Road

Telephone: 020 8861 2282

St George's Shopping Centre

Address: St George’s Centre
St Ann’s Road
Harrow Middlesex

Telephone: 020 8424 2828