Street trading

If you sell or offer for sale any article in the street you may need a licence. 

All streets in the Newport city boundary are ‘consent streets’ and anyone who wants to sell items from a trailer or stall in a street must first obtain a street trading consent.

Street traders selling hot food after 11pm will also need a licence under the Licensing Act 2003. 

You do not need a street trading consent if you are:

  • trading as a pedlar under licence issued by a police authority

  • a market trader operating at a licensed market venue

  • a news vendor selling only newspapers and periodicals

Apply for a street trading consent 

Apply for renewal of street trading consent

Download the council's Street Trading Policy (pdf)

 Street trading fees 2021/22
Trader Initial fee Mobile trader     Static
Daily £0 £55 £55*
Weekly £0 £110 £110*
Monthly £61 £146 £304
Quarterly £182.50 £182.50 £426
Yearly £182.50 £365 £973.50
City centre £182.50 N/A £3041.50 (full year)

*Please see Section 1, Sub-Section 6 of the Street Trading Policy (pdf), re: special events. 


Ask for the licensing team at Newport City Council or email