Pedlar's certificate

If you’re selling goods on foot in Leeds, you’ll need a pedlar's certificate. You can get one by visiting your local police station.

Leeds City Council does not issue pedlar's certificates

Application information

For the application, the police require two forms of identification, one with a photograph; the other showing an address where the applicant has lived at for at least 28 days within the district they are applying for the licence. The applicant must be aged over 17. The police need this information to check identity and that the applicant is of good character before issuing a certificate.

Cold calling zones

Throughout West Yorkshire cold calling zones have been set up where you should not attempt to sell anything door to door. A comprehensive list of these areas in Leeds can be found on the Trading Standards website.​​​​​



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