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Street trading

Street trading types

All streets within the borough of Walsall have been designated as one of three types:

  • prohibited streets - no trading is allowed
  • licensed streets - traders must obtain a licence from the council, and trading can only take place from a fixed site in the street
  • consent streets - traders must obtain a consent from the council, and trading of a mobile nature is envisaged

Street trading in Walsall town centre

All streets within Walsall town centre, as identified, are licensed streets for the purposes of street trading.

How to apply

You'll need to:

  • decide in which street(s) you wish to trade
  • consult the list of areas prohibited and licensed for street trading to check in which category the street lies (you'll find the list in the street trading application pack below)
  • decide whether your trade is a suitable one, bearing in mind the designation of the street (i.e. fixed site for licence street; mobile trade for consent streets)

All fixed site applications must be accompanied by a site location plan, which must show the exact proposed trading position


The application must be accompanied by the relevant fee.

New applications

A £50.00 administration fee is payable at application. Should the application be successful the £50.00 fee will be deducted from the licence/consent fee.

Renewal applications 

The application should be accompanied by the relevant licence/consent fee.

Walsall town centre
Specific sites only £2,820
Licence streets (excluding Walsall town centre)

First site (initial application)


Each additional site


Annual renewal


Boroughwide consents

1 year


9 months


6 months


3 months


1 month


Area consent
1 year only £430

Applicants may not commence trading until their application has been processed and a licence has been issued. All permits will require renewal with effect from 31 March in each year irrespective of the type and/or duration of permit issued.

Application forms and further information

Download list

Complain about a street trader

If you have a complaint about a specific street trader please email our enforcement team.

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