If you trade in the street in Hillingdon, you may require a street trading licence from Hillingdon Council.
A licensed street trading pitch includes trading from a stall, stationary vehicle, mobile catering unit or fun fair rides. It also includes pitches operated for short-term events, eg one day.
If you wish to trade on a private forecourt or car park but your display or vehicle is within seven metres from the highway you may be required to have a street trading licence.
Please ensure that you supply as much information as to what items you intend to sell and the location. The local authority may wish for additional information to be supplied.
The local authority may upon granting a licence may do so with relevant conditions attached. All applications will take into account all relevant representations as well as the council's adopted policy.
|Type of application||Fee|
|Temporary licence |
eg from a stall, stationary vehicle, mobile catering unit or fun fair rides which is valid for six months
|Permanent licence |
eg from a stall, stationary vehicle, mobile catering unit or fun fair rides which is valid for one year
|Short term licence|
Each day after
|Contravention of trading conditions||£90|
Note: We cannot process your completed form until we are in receipt of the current fee. If you wish to pay by cheque, please make it payable to the London Borough of Hillingdon. Alternatively, the fee may be paid over the telephone using a credit or debit card.
|Application||Processing time||Tacit consent|
|Application for a street trading licence||60 calendar days||Yes|
|Application to change a street trading licence||90 calendar days||Yes|
Tacit consent applies, this means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Local Authority by the end of the target completion period. If we have not contacted you, please contact the Licensing Service Team.
Please note, that tacit consent will only apply for applications that you submit electronically or when your business can show proof of delivery from a post office or recognised courier.
If your licence is refused or contested you will be notified of the appeals process.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint, you make the first contact with the trader, preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked and you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice consumer service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Should you need to complain about, for example, noise, pollution, or should one licence holder have cause to complain about another, please contact the council's contact centre in the first instance.
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