To operate as a street trader you may need a licence from the local authority.
A street trading licence is not required for:
- the sale of newspapers only
- the sale of milk by or on behalf of a person registered under the Food Safety Act 1990
- the sale of coal or fuel derived from coal or coke
- any activity for which a certificate under the Peddler's Act 1871 has been granted
- any activity for which a more specific licence is required
- organising or participating in a public charitable collection, which has been granted permission under subsection (16) of section 119 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982
Applicants wishing to sell food from their vehicle/stall need to have it inspected to ensure compliance with food hygiene regulations. A licence can not be granted without a valid Food Safety Certificate of Compliance.