Organise a market

We licence market events within a radius of 6 and 2/3rds of a mile from the Central Market in Lincoln city centre.

Temporary markets might be markets such as car boot sales, antique and craft markets, general markets, food markets, farmers’ markets, charitable markets and markets held as part of a bigger event.

A market is defined as being not less than five stalls, stands, vehicles, whether moveable or not or pitches from which goods are sold and normally there will be a range of different sellers.

If you wish to operate one of these events within Lincoln you will need to obtain consent from us at least 20 days before your proposed market date. You can do this by filling an application form and sending it back to us. Fees are applicable for commercial markets.

You must not hold a market until you have confirmation that your application has been approved, a markets licence has been signed and the relevant fees recieved by us.

You should also secure any other relevant approvals/consents in respect of the holding of the market.  This may include the land owner’s consent, planning approval or other statutory operational requirements such as a licence to sell alcohol.

During the period of the Lincoln Christmas Market license fees will be increased to reflect the increased commercial opportunity and ensure parity with formally registered traders. Licences will be conditional on organisers ensuring that all respective health and safety conditions associated with the Lincoln Christmas Market are complied with. Fees for the 2017 Christmas Market are currently being reviewed and will be available shortly.

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