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How to apply for a Street Trader's Licence

When do I need one?

Any person who carries out, or offers to carry out, a service in exchange for money or money's worth is required to hold a street traders license.

How do I apply?

Read our guidance on applying for information on the application process including details of:

  • How to lodge an application
  • Supporting documents required
  • How the application will be processed
  • The time it will take to get a decision
  • What to do if you are unhappy with the decision

How much does it cost?

Please refer to our pdf icon Fees and Charges [256kb] document for details of the current fee and accepted payment methods.

The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.

How to make payment

Payment should be made by BACS Transfer (electronic banking) to the Licensing Board Account. 

When making payments please quote your licence reference number if you are a current licence holder or quote ST/Surname if you are a new licence holder as detailed below

Account Name: Glasgow City Council - Licensing
Account No. 00116224
Sort Code: 83-44-00
Reference: ST/xxxxx (existing licence holder) or ST/Surname e.g. ST/Smith

Payment submitted by post should be in the form of Cheque or Postal Order. All Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to Glasgow City Council. Do not send cash by post.

Please note that your application will not be formally lodged until payment has been received.  The fees are non-refundable. 

Can someone object to an application?

Any person can make an objection or representation against a grant or renewal application during the 28 day consultation period. 

Read our guidance on making an objection or representation for more information.

Can I trade near to schools?

There is a presumption against the grant or renewal of a street trader's licence for any food and/or soft drinks vendor who wishes to trade within 300 metres of a secondary school premises. Further details of this policy are provided in the guidance notes.

Maps of the 300m boundary around Glasgow's Secondary Schools can be viewed using the link provided below:

pdf icon All Saints Secondary [203kb]

pdf icon Bannerman High School [264kb]

pdf icon Bellahouston Academy [241kb]

pdf icon Castlemilk High School [228kb]

pdf icon Cleveden Secondary [270kb]

pdf icon Craigholme Secondary [234kb]

pdf icon Drumchapel High School [211kb]

pdf icon Eastbank Academy [261kb]

pdf icon Glasgow Academy [298kb]

pdf icon Glasgow Gaelic School [265kb]

pdf icon Govan High School [265kb]

pdf icon High School of Glasgow [251kb]

pdf icon Hillhead High School [304kb]

pdf icon Hillpark Secondary [272kb]

pdf icon Holyrood Secondary [260kb]

pdf icon Hutchesons Grammar [250kb]

pdf icon Hyndland Secondary [286kb]

pdf icon John Paul Academy [206kb]

pdf icon Jordanhill [233kb]

pdf icon Kelvinside Academy [272kb]

pdf icon Kings Park Secondary [246kb]

pdf icon Knightswood Secondary [242kb]

pdf icon Lochend Community High [234kb]

pdf icon Lourdes Secondary [258kb]

pdf icon Notre Dame High [290kb]

pdf icon Rosshall Academy [250kb]

pdf icon Shawlands Academy [296kb]

pdf icon Smithycroft Secondary [214kb]

pdf icon Springburn Academy [233kb]

pdf icon St Aloysius [277kb]

pdf icon St Andrews Secondary [226kb]

pdf icon St Margaret Marys Secondary [263kb]

pdf icon St Mungos Academy [256kb]

pdf icon St Pauls High [211kb]

pdf icon St Rochs Secondary [234kb]

Do I need a license for a pedicab (rickshaw)?

Please read the following document carefully regarding pedicab licenses.

pdf icon Pedicab Policy [17kb]

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