All the information you need to apply for a pedlar's certificate
I have a current valid pedlar's certificate issued by another police force. Can I act as a pedlar in Nottinghamshire?
Yes, certificates are valid throughout the United Kingdom.
No, each individual acting as a pedlar must have their own certificate, even if they are working for or helping a valid pedlar.
No. Pedlar's certificates are issued to individuals only.
If you run a business that sells door-to-door, each individual must apply for a certificate from the police force that covers the area where they live.
A pedlar's certificate doesn't allow you to trade from a stall.
You may trade only from door-to-door, or in an area providing you are moving around and only stop for the purpose of a sale.
I have previous convictions and/or pending prosecutions, will I still be able to get a pedlar's certificate?
We assess each applicant’s suitability to have a pedlar's certificate.
Having previous convictions is not an automatic refusal to be granted a certificate, but we will take them into account when making a decision.
If you have pending prosecutions, we will put your application on hold until all proceedings are finalised.
If we refuse to grant you a certificate, we will let you know by letter.
You will also receive your photographs back and be issued a full refund.
The fee is £12.25. You can pay by cheque or postal order. Nottinghamshire Police no longer accepts cash payments.
Cheques and postal orders must be made payable to the 'Nottingham Office of the PCC'.
Yes, you can appeal to your local county court.
They will access your application and make a decision.
You should make your appeal in writing and within seven days of the refusal.
You may trade door-to-door or in the street, providing you are constantly moving around and only stop for the purpose of a sale.
It doesn't allow you to trade from a static point, for example, a market stall.
We aim to process applications as soon as possible, however they could take up to 28 days.
No. The law states applicants must apply to the police force that covers the area where they live.
Yes, but you must have lived in Nottinghamshire for at least one month before you can apply.
A pedlar's certificate allows a person to trade (often selling trinkets, household goods and other handmade objects) while they're on foot.
Pedlars can travel from door to door, place to place, or town to town. Applications for a pedlar's certificate can me made to us.
How do I apply?
You should complete an application form. Download one or ask for one at a police station.
It should be taken to a police station where the enquiry officer will check it and send it off for processing.
You will need to prove your name, date of birth and address, so take some identification and a utility bill or bank statement with you.
You should also take two passport-style photographs.