Isle of Wight Council

Licensing - Street Trading & Charitable Collections

Street Trading

Service Update

Regulatory Services are no longer based at Jubilee Stores.  If you need to contact the Licensing team please email your query in the first instance to licensing@iow.gov.uk

An officer will respond to your query as soon as possible.  Please note: emails will be answered in order of priority.

Please ensure that your email contains:

  • Your full name,
  • address,
  • a telephone number,
  • and a detailed description of your query.

 

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. 

It applies to all:

  • Current streets/roads,
  • council car parks,
  • recreation grounds,
  • open spaces along with all public parks,
  • gardens,
  • amenity areas,
  • sports areas,
  • play areas,
  • 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. 
  • Selling goods for charitable purposes (but a street collection permit will be required).     
  • A pedlar. A pedlar’s certificate is issued by the police at a police station. How to apply for a pedlar's certificate - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). 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. View the current Street Trading Policy (PDF, 274 MB, 12 pages). The policy has been applicable from January 2022.

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.

Please note: when submitting an application for consent the public liability insurance (PLI) levels are now required as part of the applications supporting documentation. It has increased from £5 million to £10 million. The associated Policies will be updated in due course.

Fees

A fee must be paid at the time an application is made. The fee covers the cost of administration, inspection and enforcement activity. View the street trading fees and charges  (PDF, 86KB, 1 page). 

Public Register

View the public register of existing licences, consents, permits and registrations

Apply for a Street Trading Consent

There is currently no online application facility available for street trading. 

If you require further support please contact the Licensing Department using details in the 'Contact' tab .