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Street trading and markets

Streets fall into the following designations for street trading:

  • 'Consent' street trading may take place but a license is required
  • 'Prohibited' all street trading is prohibited
  • 'Not designated' street trading may take place, no specific license is required but all other regulations (such as food hygiene) must be complied with

Apply for a street trading licence

Complete and return the application form for a street trading license to trade on a "consented" street:

Street trading fees for 2023 to 2024

Street trading fees are payable only when a licence has been granted

Street trading description Fee
Witney and Chipping Norton £2893 (3 months £862)  
Any other consent street £1934 (3 months £621)
Day Rates  
Per Trader £67
Late Night Opening of Public Conveniences if required £ actual cost
Additional Street Cleaning if required £ actual cost


Markets take place in:

  • Chipping Norton on Wednesdays
  • Witney on Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Carterton on Thursdays

Market pitch fees for 2023 to 2024

Town Market pitch and canopy details Fee
Chipping Norton

per day per 10' frontage or pro-rata
per day casual
plus per canopy, per pitch, per day


per day per 10' frontage or pro-rata
per day casual
plus per canopy, per pitch, per day

Carterton Contact Carterton Town Council 01993 842156  


To book a pitch at Chipping Norton or Witney market fill in the general enquiry form.

Upon receipt of a full and valid application your paperwork will be processed and you will be contacted within 21 days to inform you of your start date for the market.

Farmers' markets

Farmers' markets run from 8.30am to 1.30pm:

  • Charlbury is quarterly, second Saturday in the month (March, June, September, December)
  • Chipping Norton is the third Saturday of every month
  • Witney is the fourth Friday of every month
  • Woodstock is the first Saturday of every month

Farmers' markets in West Oxfordshire are run by the Thames Valley Farmers' Market Co-operative.

The fee for the farmers' market per site is £349.

Illegal trading

If you believe someone is trading illegally, please fill in the general enquiry form.

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