Street trading

If you want to sell, or offer to sell, any items or services in the street, you will need a Street Trading Licence.

Single Day and Speciality Markets

If you are looking at applying for a Single Day Street Trading Licence or a Speciality market within the Borough of Sutton, please note the following before submitting a licensing application, a completed application must be received a minimum of 10 working days before the first day of trading is to take place. The police, highways authority and ward councillors may be consulted on the application and any views received will be considered by the licensing authority. Consultation will always take place if street trading has never been undertaken from that location before.

Please also contact the Town Centre Manager regarding availability on Sutton High Street on 020 8770 5000 or by email Economic.renewal@sutton.gov.uk. The Application forms can be found on the link relevant forms and documents. If you would like further information or assistance please feel free to contact the Licensing Team by email licensing@sutton.gov.uk or by calling 020 8770 5000.

Under the London Local Authorities Acts 1990 (as amended) annual Street Trading Licences are can only be issued for the following streets:

  • High Street, Sutton
  • The Market Wrythe Lane - Rosehill

You may also apply for a temporary Street Trading Licence to allow you to trade for up to 6 months. There are different types of temporary licence, including:

  • Casual traders in High Street
  • Mobile Food Traders
  • Trading in cars
  • Shop front trading
  • Buskers selling goods
  • Pavement Caf├ęs

Applications for a Street Trading Licence are subject to payment of the required fee.

Please download Street trading relevant forms and documents as applicable.

If the Street Trading Licence you want to apply for is not listed right, or if you would like to enquire about setting up a market stall on Sutton High Street or The Market, Wrythe Lane, Rosehill, please contact us using the online enquiry form.

If you would rather, you can contact us by calling 020 8770 5000.

Please note: street trading without a licence is a criminal offence and you may be prosecuted and/or your goods may be seized.

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