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Street trading

Apply and pay for a street trading licence online.

Before you apply

You must read the guidance and fee information from the council you are applying to below. Choose either Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough Council. 

Once you have read this information, you can make your application to either council online. The form will tell you which documents you'll need to have ready:

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If you want to sell, expose or offer for sale any article (including a living thing) within a ‘consent area’ then you must hold a Street Trading Consent issued to you by this authority.

Lewes district consent areas include certain roads and precincts within Lewes, Newhaven, Falmer, A26 and A27.  Maps indicating which areas require street trading (marked in blue on each map) can be downloaded below.

Before making an application please read the following documents, which you can download below:

  • street trading policy
  • application guidance, and 
  • the appendices and conditions

Please note street trading applications for Seaford are dealt with by Seaford Town Council website

Street trading fees in Lewes district

Individual Traders

  • Application fee: £25
  • Daily stall fee: £10
  • Weekly stall fee: £75
  • Monthly stall fee: £150
  • Three monthly stall fee: £275
  • Six monthly stall fee: £475
  • Annual stall fee: £600

Market Operators

  • Annual fee: £430

How to pay

If you need to pay a fee for your licence, we now take this online as part of your application.

Public register of licences

You can find a list of all licences that we have granted in our Public register of licences 


Eastbourne Borough Council regulates street trading in the borough. Before starting a street trading application, please download and read the policy and guidance below. An application usually takes around six weeks to process.

Street trading fees in Eastbourne 

The fees for street trading consent are:

  • Application fee: £25
  • Daily rate: £30
  • Weekly rate: £175 inside the Town Centre Zone
  • Annual rate: £475 for traders outside of the Town Centre Zone

How to pay

If you need to pay a fee for your licence, we now take this online as part of your application.

Street trading prohibited streets

Please note, street trading is prohibited on the seafront promenade and beach up to high tide unless it is part of a pre-arranged event we have authorised.

Street trading is also prohibited on all A roads and roads where the speed limit is anything over 30 miles per hour, including:

  • A2021 - Willingdon Roundabout to Seaside
  • A2040 - Upperton Road to Bedfordwell Road
  • A22 - Lottbridge Roundabout to Borough boundary
  • A2270 - Borough boundary to The Goffs
  • A2280 - Rodmill Roundabout to Lottbridge Roundabout
  • A2290 - Seaside Roundabout to Lottbridge Roundabout
  • A259 - Borough Boundary (East Dean) to Borough Boundary (Pevensey Bay)

Data Protection

For information and your rights on how the council uses your personal information please read our privacy notice.