Street trading licence

Bromley Charter Market licence

The Charter Market licence issued by Bromley Council grants the licence holder permission to trade on the market. 

The licence will be in the name of the applicant and will show details of the goods/services being offered.  The licence must be clearly displayed on the stall.

Licences are issued for 6 month periods running 1 April to 30 September and 1 October to 31 March.

Licences are automatically renewed for active traders with stalls booked within the subsequent six months.

Traders who are inactive and wish to trade on the market again will need to reapply for a licence.

Costs

Schedule of charges

Applying for a licence

We do not allow wholesalers, electronics (including mobile phones and their accessories or e-cigarettes) or mock auctions on the market. The use of any noisy machinery or instrument is prohibited.

We do not offer Charter Marker licences for fast food (such as burgers, hotdogs, tea and coffee) vendors but applications for a street trading licence can be made.

Apply

Apply for a market stall licence

There is a £15 non-refundable administration charge.

The application does not guarantee a licence will be awarded and applications may be rejected if:

  • the market currently has a number of traders selling similar items
  • the proposed goods for sale are among those we do not allow on the market 

If the application is approved you will be need to provide copies of current public liability insurance and any other required documentation before a licence is issued.

Those applications accepted and set up as new traders are subject to a month probationary period after which Bromley Council reserve the right to withhold any licence extension/renewal. 

Information for traders

Please read the information for traders when applying for a licence.