Occasional Trading Permit Application

The Occasional Trading Act, 1979 provides for the control and regulation of occasional trading by the obligation on persons undertaking such trading to hold a permit. "Occasional trading" means selling goods by retail at a premises or place (not being a public place) of which the person so selling has been in occupation for a continuous period of less than three months ending on the date of such selling.

An application must be made 30 days before trading begins and the fee for the permit is €95.23 for the first day plus €31.74 for each additional day or part of a day on which it is proposed to engage in occasional trading at the same venue i.e. €95.23 for one day, €126.97 for two days etc.

A scanned copy of the completed and signed application can be sent by email to conspol@dbei.gov.ie.

Cheques made out to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation should be sent separately by post with a cover letter indicating the applicant’s name and address to:

Competition and Consumer Policy Section,

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation,

Earlsfort Centre,

Lower Hatch Street,

Dublin 2, D02 PW01.


Related link: Occasional Trading Act 1979 (No. 35 of 1979)

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