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 2024/25
Trader Initial fee Mobile trader     Static
Daily £0 £61.65 £61.65*
Weekly £0 £123.30 £123.30
Monthly £67.49 £161.75 £341.79
Quarterly £204.42 £204.42 £479.15
Yearly £204.42 £409.93 £1094.58
City centre £204.42 N/A £3421.10 (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 [email protected]