How to apply
To apply, please complete the relevant application form below. For current fees, see: Licence fees.
Application for Street Trading Licence
This needs a detailed plan to show which site you wish to trade. You must also provide two passport size photos and a copy of your public liability insurance.
Application for Street Consent Licence
This needs a recent photo or brochure picture of the proposed stall/trailer. You must also provide two passport size photos and a copy of your public liability insurance.
If your application involves the sale of food items, you must give details and a copy of your food hygiene certificate.
Regulation of street trading
Calderdale Council, under Schedule 4 of the: Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, has resolved to regulate street trading. Throughout the town centres of Halifax and Brighouse, street trading is prohibited in most streets.
Street trading means 'selling, exposing or offering for sale, any articles in a street'. Exposing for sale is the same as selling and taking orders, or registering members requires consent of the Council. Goods outside a shop, on forecourts which form part of the main business of the shop and of the trader, do not come under the terms of street trading. The subletting of space, even for the same commodities, is street trading and is regulated by the Authority.
Political and Charitable organisations distributing literature do not need consent under the terms of street trading unless they specifically sell or expose items for sale.
A street means:
- Any street (adopted or unadopted highway).
- This includes areas to which the public have access without payment. (Such as car parks, all forecourts, roads, footways and service areas or other areas adjacent to a street.)
- The above is as defined in section 329 of the: Highways Act 1980.
A person who either:
- Engages in street trading in a:
- prohibited area;
- or consent street without being authorised to do so by the Council
- Contravenes any principle condition attached to any Street Trading Licence.
That person is guilty of an offence and on summary conviction shall be liable to a fine.
The guidance notes give details of the streets which are licensed for street trading: