Markets in Trafford

If you want to hold a market in Trafford you need a Market Rights Licence from us. A market is defined as a “concourse of buyers and sellers” with five or more trading spaces (e.g. stalls, stands, vehicles or pitches). This can also include:

  • Car boot sales; table-top sales; traditional and specialist markets and fairs; exhibition type markets and fairs.

You will still require a market licence if:

  • You have already received other permissions such as a Temporary Event Notice (TENs) or Restricted Premises Licence, planning consent, or agreement to use the premises
  • The market is to be held on private land either indoors or outdoors
  • The proceeds are solely or principally for the benefit of charitable, social, sporting or political purposes
  • The market is part of a wider event

How to apply

Before contacting us view the latest schedule of fees, as these may differ from those on the application form.

Start a Temporary Markets Licence expression of interest form

We’ll look at your application alongside existing scheduled events and planned maintenance work and our Markets Policy. We will want to understand any impact on neighbours and how this is being mitigated. We’ll also make sure your proposals respect our values and the locations to be used.

Granted licences

Market and car boots sales that have been granted a licence to proceed. 

Contact us

You can contact the Inclusive Economy & Communities Team by email at