Market operator's licence

Apply and pay for a market stall licence.

Before you start

To run a market in East Renfrewshire you need to obtain a market operator's licence.

A market operator's licence isn't needed if the market relates to functions held by charitable, religious, youth, recreational, community, political or similar organisations, or is held only for the sale of livestock, fodder or grain.

Market operator's licence1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025
1 year or temporary


2 years 


3 years


How to apply 

Download a market operator's licence application form (PDF) [133KB] (opens new window) .

What happens next?

Your application will be processed.

If you don't hear from us within a reasonable period phone 0141 577 4684.

If your application is refused

If your licence is refused you can appeal to the Sheriff by writing to Paisley Sheriff Court.

The appeal must be made within 28 days of the refusal.

Last modified on 1 April 2024