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Licence to operate a market


A market is defined as "a concourse of buyers and sellers" which includes car boot sales, fairs and any type of market, including speciality markets.

In order that the council may consider an application it is necessary for a form to be completed at least four weeks before the proposed date of the (first) market.

Please download complete Icon for pdf Application form for a licence to operate a market (PDF, 253.6kb) . Send it to the address included on the form.

Implied granting of licence ('tacit consent')

If you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period we specify for dealing with your application, you have the legal right to act as though your licence has been granted. This is known as 'tacit consent'.

Our target completion period for processing a correctly completed application is 30 working days. We aim to acknowledge your application within five working days of receipt. Please contact us if you have not received acknowledgement within 10 working days.

Failed application and existing licence holder redress

Any person who is refused a licence or any existing licence holder that has grounds for complaint should contact us.

 

Contact us
Licensing
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ
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