Applying for a Mobile Shops, Stalls and Hawkers permit
Download a Mobile or Travelling Shops Permit application form
Download a Hawker Stall Permit application form
Council recommends all MSSH take out public liability insurance. With the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, it is recommended that MSSH develop Health and Safety Plans, and make sure their staff are aware of health and safety procedures.
Permitted areas of trade
Additional permitted sites for stalls only:
East Street footpath, in front of 242 East Street, Ashburton
The Mall, between Main Street and McMillian Street, Methven
The Square - Main Street, outside the Medical Centre, Methven
Discretionary sites for mobile shops and stalls during the timeframes specified:
- East Street, Ashburton, during one-off events as agreed by an Authorised Officer
- West Street car park, Ashburton, during weekends and after 5pm weekdays
Trading on private land
You do not require a MSSH Permit to trade on private land. However, you do require consent of the property owner.
The fees for MSSH are calculated on a per-day or annual basis. The cost of a permit depends on the level of risk of the MSSH. This will be determined by the Environmental Monitoring Team. If you are planning on trading for more than one day per year, it is worth applying for an annual permit.
Permit Fees 2019/20
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Frequently Asked Questions
"What happens if I want to trade in an area not on my permit?"
Contact the Council and request that a site be added. If the requested site is not listed in the bylaw it will need to be assessed.
"Do I need public liability insurance?"
Council recommends you take out public liability insurance. This is the responsibility of the permit holder.
"Can I transfer my permit to another MSSH?"
No. Permits are not transferrable. You will need to apply for a new permit for a new MSSH.