Market stall rental

In order to operate a market stall on Peterborough City Market, you will need a signed licence agreement from us.

For further information or advice, or if you are interested in trading at our market in Herlington Centre Car Park, Orton, Peterborough, please contact our licensing team.

Application for a market stall licence

On receipt of an application, it is checked to see whether all information has been provided and whether the nature of goods to be sold on the market are acceptable. The application is reviewed and should the application be successful, you will be contacted to arrange a visit to the market to ascertain exact stall(s) required and arrange for full costs to be provided.

Once the above has been checked and agreed, a licence agreement is issued in line with our procedures.


Applying for a license is free of charge, however weekly stall rental will be charged once applications have been approved and a stall(s) allocated on the city market.

Fees are applied weekly and are dependant on the location of the stall within the market and also as to facilities available on each pitch (i.e. shutters etc). A recharge for electricity usage is also incurred, if applicable.

Qualifying criteria

Declarations are required as follows:

  • Are you operating as a wholesaler or Limited Company?
  • Have you ever been declared bankrupt?
  • Have you any convictions (actual or pending) for dishonesty in connection with the operation of your business(es)?
  • Have you any convictions (actual or pending) for any form of violence?
  • Have you had any County Court Judgements made against you in the last 5 years.

Legislation can be found under the Markets & Fairs Clauses Act 1847.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that we must process your application before a licence can be granted. If you have not heard from us with a reasonable period (14 calendar days) please contact us.

Failed application redress

Any applicant refused a permit can appeal by emailing City Centre Services on, but appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the refusal.

Licence holder redress

You have the right to appeal to the with City Centre Services and must be lodged within 14 days of the decision.

Other redress

It is always advisable to make contact with City Centre Services, giving details of any complaints e.g., trader conflict etc.