Casual/Event Trading and Licences
“Casual Trading” is the selling of goods on the public road or at a place where the public has access as of right and any other place that is a designated casual trading area.
Casual trading in the Dublin City Council area is regulated by Casual Trading Bye-Laws made under the Casual Trading Act 1995 . A casual trading licence is a requirement under the Casual Trading Act to sell goods on the public road. It is an offence under this Act to trade without a valid casual trading licence.
Casual trading is divided into Designated Area Trading and Event Trading.
Designated Area Trading
Certain streets are designated as casual trading areas for the selling of certain types of goods. You can find these areas on these map links.
- Central Area
- South Central Area
- South East Area
- South East Area (City Centre)
- North West Area
Download the Designated Area Trading Licence application form.
An event casual trading licence is required by every individual who wishes to sell goods in the vicinity of an event for the day or days the event is taking place.
Download the Casual Event Trading Licence application form.