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You need a pedlar’s certificate if you sell door to door.
The certificate lets you sell throughout the UK. You must trade on foot and carry your goods with you (you can use something like a small trolley).
You don’t need a certificate if you visit customers but don’t sell to them.
If you have a pitch, apply for a street trading licence in England and Wales or Scotland.
A pedlar’s certificate might cover you to trade in the street without a stall - check with your local authority.
To apply you need to:
Apply for a pedlar’s certificate at your local police station. You need to take:
The certificate costs £12.25 and lasts 1 year.
You must produce your certificate if someone asks to see it.
If you work as a pedlar without a certificate - or let someone else use yours - you could be fined up to £200.
You could also get a prison sentence of up to 6 months if you either:
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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