Licence and permit applications - Market operator licence

Licence type Market operator licence
Who should apply? Anyone who operates a market with more than one seller
Definitions and more Anyone who operates a private market where goods are offered for sale by more than one seller requires a Market Operator's Licence

Prices vary depending on the type of market and the location. Please see our market traders licence price list for details on costs.



Additional costs
an additional 20% 'late fee' charge is payable for any temporary licence application received within 28 days of the date the licence is due to start. You can download our market trader fee list for these additional fees 
Timescales (average)

81 days

What you need to supply
Application form
Application fee
Detailed plan showing layout & location of the proposed market

Please note: when lodging a new or renewal licence application, you must also provide a satisfactory electrical installation condition report, covering the licensed venue, as detailed in BS: 7671:2008+A3:2015 Requirements for Electrical Installations (Appendix  6).

Any application submitted without this required documentation cannot be processed.


Additional information

You cannot apply to renew a licence after it has expired.  An application for licence renewal must be made before the expiry of the current licence.  Any application made up to 28 days later will be a ‘late application.’

if a late application is received, the original licence will expire on the date marked on the licence. However, if the Council decides that ‘Good Cause’ has been shown for the late submission of the application, the previous licence will remain in effect while the renewal is being processed.  You can download our Policy on late applications for further information 

Please ensure you read the guidance notes in the application pack before submitting your application.
Please also note that all licence application fees are non refundable, you can download our refunds policy if you require further information

Download Castle Terrace market - September 2014 briefing note

Download Market - September 2014 briefing note

Application pack
Standard conditions