Street Trader's Consent

If you trade in the street you may require a street trading consent.

Applications should be made in writing (including by electronic means) to Bradford Council or the council for the area you wish to trade in.

You must provide specific information, including details of the street you wish to trade on and the days and times you wish to trade.

You must comply with any conditions attached to a consent.

Am I eligible to apply?

Licences may be refused if any of the following grounds exist:

  • there isn't enough space in the street you wish to trade in, without causing interference or inconvenience to street users 
  • you are unsuitable to hold a licence do to any previous convictions or for other reasons 
  • you have previously failed to pay fees due under another street trading consent

Summary of the regulations

How we evaluate your application

Under certain circumstances if certain grounds for refusal exist we may still award a consent but for fewer days than required, or to allow trade in certain items.

We will either grant the application or serve a notice on you within a reasonable time.

The notice will be served if we intend to refuse the application, grant it on different terms than those applied for, confine trading to a particular place in a street, vary conditions of a consent or revoke a consent.

The notice will detail the grounds for our decision and state that within seven days of the notice you can request in writing the opportunity to make representations.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period.

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What to do if we refuse your application

Please contact Bradford Council in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal a decision of the council you may appeal to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the date you were notified of the decision.

You may appeal the decision of a Magistrates' Court to the local Crown Court.

Appeals by licence holders

Please contact Bradford Council in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal a decision of the council you may appeal to the local Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the date you were notified of the decision.

You may appeal the decision of a Magistrates' Court to the local Crown Court.