The purpose of the street trading consent scheme is to allow the selling or exposing or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in a street, in accordance with the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. 

Consent streets

All streets (roads, footway, forecourts, or other areas to which the public have access) within the Sheffield city boundary are designated consent streets.

The effect of the resolution is that it is an offence to engage in street trading in any street or other place identified in the above resolution without being authorised to do so by consent from us.

If you wish to street trade in Sheffield, you must apply to us for a street trading consent.

Transferring a licence

A Street Trading Consent cannot be transferred or sold to another person (Consent may be transferred to a member of the Consent Holder’s immediate family in the event of the Consent Holder’s death).

The sub letting of a pitch is also prohibited.

Amendments and variations to licences

Variations of a Street trading consent can be made for the following purposes:

  • change of vehicle or unit
  • change of hours (only on static applications)
  • days of trading
  • change of items to be sold

The application must be made using the application form below along with the fee of £100 and any necessary supporting documentation.

A change of minor details can be made in writing with supporting documentation with a nominal fee of £30 for example:   

  • change of existing consent holders name (not a transfer).
  • removal of an existing consent holder on a joint application.

Variations for the following will not be permitted and will require a new application:

  • change of Consent holder
  • adding a new Consent holder
  • change of site(s)

Badges for consent holders and assistants

In order to regulate persons working at a consent site, we will issue an identity badge to the person applying for the consent and will require the applicant to identify any person that is to work under his permission.

Consent holders must ensure that any person who is working on a street trading consent site has obtained the relevant authorisation in the form of an identification badge from us.

Completed forms need to be submitted with 2 (recent and identical) passport size photographs signed and dated on the reverse as a true likeness, the required fee of £30 and any other documentation requested on the application.

Applications for an identification badge need to be made by the consent holder and all other persons who wish to work at the consent site (assistants).

The identification badges must be worn at all times by the person(s) working at the consent site.

No person(s) may work at the consent site until they have been issued an identification badge.

No person(s) under the age of 17 are permitted to work at a street trading consent site as under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, as amended by the Children and Young Persons Act 1963.

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