Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. Please continue to follow national government advice.

Hold an occasional market, car boot or fair

To complete this form you will need to provide a completed Covid Risk Assessment. You can use our template if you do not have one.

You will need to agree to our Terms and Conditions, as detailed below:

  • You must get approval from Birmingham City Council before holding any form of market or fair in Birmingham
  • You must apply for permission at least 28 days before the date of your event
  • Commercial car boot sales will not be permitted
  • You must pay a licence fee for each date you request once your event has been approved:
    • £54.60 for a charitable fair
    • £163.80 for a commercial fair.
  • Each consent is for a maximum of 50 cars or stalls. A fee of £1 for a charitable consent and £2 for a commercial consent per stall or car over the 50 limit will be payable after your event, This must be paid no later than 7 days after your event. If we do not inspect your event you must inform us if the number of stalls exceeds 50 and by how many.
  • Any person or organisation found to be contravening the above requirements will be prohibited from holding future events.
  • If your event requires a road closure, you will need permission from Highways before completing this form.
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