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Market trader licence

Middlesbrough Council operates an outdoor market in North Ormesby on a Tuesday and Saturday. We are currently working with North Ormesby Development Trust to develop the market and provide improved community involvement in the market operation.

For general enquiries, the market office is open on market days (Tuesday and Saturday) and can be contacted on 01642 244564.

To operate a market stall you'll need a licence from the council. Read more about the relevant legislation.

How to apply


You can apply to become a market trader by calling 01642 728011.

What happens next?


We will consider your application and will respond to your enquiry within 14 working days. We will indicate whether your trade is appropriate for the market.

You must have evidence of public liability insurance before you start trading.

Redress information


In case of dispute or to appeal a decision, please call 01642 728011.

Customer complaint


If you are a customer of a licensed/registered premises and wish to complain about the service or products sold we would advise you to contact the trader in the first instance to resolve the matter.

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