Private markets


If you’re looking to organise a market in Nottingham, you may need a licence.

To help you decide whether you need one, please read the page below.

If you plan to hold a car boot sale or specialist market (antiques fair, record fair, etc.) for commercial or personal gain, apply for the Commercial rate – £4.50 per unit let with a minimum payment of £90.

If you are a registered charity, a sporting, political or social group, or a school wishing to hold an event at which your group will receive proceeds by charging for space, you should apply for the Charity rate – £30 per event per day. If 50 or more sellers attend, however, the Commercial rate applies.

You do not need a licence if no charge will be made for space and your stalls will be staffed by volunteers.

Likewise, you do not need a licence if you wish to hold a jumble sale where there is only one seller and all proceeds from the sale of goods will go to the organiser; e.g. a jumble sale for church funds. If four or more external traders are involved, the Charity rate applies.