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Market operator’s licence

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You need a Market Operator’s licence is for carrying on a private market.  We grant the licence to the operator of the market, and not the individual stallholder.
So it is the market operator’s responsibility to ensure that all stallholders follow:
  • any conditions attached to the licence.
A Market Operator’s licence is not required for
  • functions held by charitable, religious, youth, recreational, community, political or similar organisations
  • markets held for the sale of livestock, fodder or grain
Further details on the legislation governing this type of licence
on Useful Links below.
  • Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.
How to Apply You can apply online for a 1 year or 3 year licence using the relevant form to the right of this page. For more information how to:
  • submit an application
  • the documentation and fee required
  • the application process
  • the time it takes to process your application
  • the standard conditions attached to a Market Operator's licence
See application pack below.

How to Apply

You can apply online for a 1 year or 3 year licence using the relevant form to the right of this page.

For more information how to:

  • submit an application
  • the documentation and fee required
  • the application process
  • the time it takes to process your application
  • the standard conditions attached to a Market Operator's licence

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