Street trading consent

Mobile street traders

Street trading is selling, exposing or offering for sale any article or living thing in a street.

Mobile street traders must apply for and be granted street trading consent by us before they trade in Thurrock. It is an offence to trade without consent and traders without consent will be liable to prosecution.

We cannot grant a pitch or a particular trading space. It is the street trader's responsibility to get permission or consent from the landowner before applying for street trading consent from us.

Application form

Use the online form below to apply for street trading consent. After submitting your application, you'll be asked to pay the fee online using a debit card or credit card. Your card will be checked when you pay.

At the 'Authenticating payer details' page, it's important you allow time for bank checks to take place in background – please do not refresh the page, and do not use the 'submit’ button on that page unless you've waited longer than 15 seconds.

Apply for street trading consent

Street trading policy

We use this policy to control street trading across Thurrock. Specific streets are prohibited from street trading at any time. The remaining streets are 'consent streets'. The full policy is below:

Consent fees

Category Description Fee per year
A1 Static vehicle operating 4 to 7 days a week, including any time between 5pm and 7am £1,400, plus £100 if trading between 11pm and 2am
A2 Static vehicle operating 1 to 3 days a week, including any time between 5pm and 7am £1,200
A3 Static vehicle operating 1 to 7 days a week, between 7am and 5pm £1,200
B Mobile vehicle remaining on any one site for less than one hour in any 24 hour period £650