Market Operator

Market Operator licences are divided into two zones.  Zone 1 covers the areas of Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Bishopbriggs and Twechar. Zone 2 covers the areas of Bearsden and Milngavie.

In addition to the delegated powers to grant licences, the Council's Civic Government Appeals Board is the licensing authority for miscellaneous applications under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 which include the licensing of Market Operators.

Licence summary

To hold a private market including a car boot sale you might need a market operator's licence from the local authority.  You may not need a licence if the proceeds are used for charitable purposes or not for private gain, or the market is only for the sale of livestock, fodder or grain. Conditions may be attached to the licence as to opening times, provision of toilets, layout of market and public safety.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation

Regulation Summary

Fees

A licence fee is payable:

  • £224 for 1 year
  • £425 for 3 years
  • £43 for a temporary

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the licensing authority by the end of the permitted 130 day period for final determination of applications.

Apply online

There are two ways of applying:

Failed Application Redress

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Licence Holder Redress

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Certificate of Compliance

To hold a private market including a car boot sale you might need a market operator's licence from the local authority. Prior to full approval of your application you must post notice of your intent at your premises for 21 consecutive days. A Site Notice can be downloaded below or by contacting the Licensing Team  at   licensing@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or by telephoning 0141 578 8273.

Conditions may be attached to the licence as to opening times, provision of toilets, layout of market and public safety.

Fees

No licence fee is payable.

Will tacit consent apply?

No

Apply for a Certification of Compliance

There are two ways of applying:

Application to change a Market Operator Licence

To hold a private market including a car boot sale you may require a market operator's licence from the local authority. You may not need a licence if the proceeds are used for charitable purposes or not for private gain, or the market is only for the sale of livestock, fodder or grain. Conditions may be attached to the licence as to opening times, provision of toilets, layout of market and public safety.

Customer Services should be notified of any change in circumstances.

Fees

Fee on enquiry.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the licensing authority by the end of the permitted 30 day period for final determination of applications.

Apply to change a Market Operator's Licence

There are two ways of applying:

Consumer Complaint

If you wish to appeal against a decision to grant a licence and you are a valid objector, you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.