Street trading and pedlar's licences
Apply for a street trading licence
If you want to sell in the street you must apply for a street trading licence in the area where you wish to sell.
Street trading licences are not issued in the North Dorset area.
I don't know my area
If you don't know which area you need to apply to, select it on the map and the area will be displayed.
It is illegal to put up signs or stalls to sell something on the public highway (including grass verges).Trading as a news vendor or delivery rounds man, or on premises used as a shop or petrol filling station isn't street trading.
If you are selling food items you may need to register as a food business.
Apply for a pedlar's certificate
You need a pedlar’s certificate if you sell door to door.
The certificate is valid for 1 year and lets you sell throughout the UK. You must trade on foot and carry your goods with you (you can use something like a small trolley).
Apply for a pedlar's licence
You can apply for a pedlar's licence from Dorset Police.