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Street Trading

Street trading

Who needs to apply?

Any person wishing to trade on the streets of North Lincolnshire. 

Street trading is controlled in accordance with the provisions contained in Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

The council adopted this schedule on 1 April 2000.

Definition of a street:

  • A street is any road, footway or other area to which the public have access without payment.

Definition of trading:

  • Trading is the selling or exposing or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in a street.

All streets within North Lincolnshire are now designated as either 'licence streets' or 'consent streets'. This means that anyone who wishes to trade on a street, highway or other area to which the public have access without payment must hold either a street trading licence or consent.

The pedestrianised areas of Brigg and Scunthorpe are designated as 'licence streets'. The street trading policy states which sites have been allocated and for what type of produce. 

The remaining areas of North Lincolnshire have been designated as 'consent streets'.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to seek permission to use any site from the landowner/authority before making an application.

 Downloadable forms:

All documents supporting this application must be supplied within three working days, otherwise the application may be deemed incomplete and be rejected. The application process will not commence until all information has been received.

Fees and charges:

You can find the fee for this licence by going to our licence fee register.


We aim to deal with grant and renewal applications within 77 days. Tacit consent applies. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted/renewed if you have not heard from us by the end of the above application period.

Our traded services

Contact details


01724 297750 

Licensing Department 
PO Box 42 
Church Square House 
DN15 6XQ

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday:

9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm


9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.00pm

Last updated: 15/11/2016