Street trading and charity collections
In this section
Street trading licences
Street trading is selling items in the street, including hot and cold food.
If you sell food you will need to register your food business with us as well as applying for a street trading licence.
You do not need a street trading licence if:
- You are trading as part of a market
- You are selling newspapers or periodicals
- You are trading on private land
- You are trading as a pedlar (pedlar’s licences are issued by the Police Authority)
- All your proceeds are for charity. If this is the case you will need a Street collection licence
Street trading locations
We have a list of approved streets in the District where street trading is permitted.
There are also streets around the District that you do not need a permit to trade on. For clarification on this, please contact the Licensing Department on Licensing@horsham.gov.uk
Street trading licence fees
|Consent for special occasions||£48|
Trading in rural car parks
Trading in the rural car parks that are owned by the council is dealt with by our Properties Department. They issue permits for trading in these car parks on days and evenings to be agreed by them. However, you would not be able to keep your stand, stall or catering unit there permanently.
If you would like to apply for a permit then please contact the Properties Department on 01403 215100.
Trading at Horsham town centre markets
If you would be interested in trading at the Horsham markets then you would need to contact the companies that run them.
For the Carfax Markets contact Food Rocks. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Bishopric Markets contact Coden Events. Their email address is email@example.com.
Please call Samantha Ritchie on 01403 215525 for general enquiries and Garry Mortimer-Cook on 01403 215386 for market enquiries.