​Temporary changes have been made to street trading nationally. Pavement licences are designed to make it easier for premises serving food and drink to seat and serve customers while coronavirus social distancing guidelines remain in place.

Traders can renew their licences or registrations on an annual basis. This process is automatic and unless there is a reason why the licence cannot be renewed, we aim to contact the trader to arrange renewal. However, it remains the responsibility of the trader to renew their licence. Renewals can be made not later than two months or earlier than three months before the licence runs out. Licence renewals will normally be sent out in March each year.

If a licence is not renewed it will lapse and enforcement action may be taken.

Standard Regulations from 1 May 2009


Street Trading
Regulatory Services Partnership
London Borough of Merton
Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Telephone: 020 8545 3969
Email: licensing@merton.gov.uk