Should you wish to discuss any matters regarding licensing you can contact the Town Centre Manager on 696304 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to place tables and chairs on the public highway you must obtain a highway licence.The guidelines and application forms are available here.
All street traders are required to be adequately insured and hold any relevant certification including food hygiene and health and safety.
Traders not resident in the Isle of Man are required to obtain a non-resident trader’s licence from Trading Standards, but we would recommend speaking to the Town Centre Manager before proceeding.
The Council will permit a maximum of 28 collections each year in the town centre, although additional collections can be authorised should charitable bodies wish to hold fundraising events elsewhere in the Borough.
Applications are welcomed from 1st September until 12th November for collections for the following year and allocated on a first come first served basis.
Further information and the application form can be downloaded here.
Douglas Town Centre Management issues annual licences for approved performers to perform in the town centre. We welcome all types of performers including dancers, singers, bands, musicians and magicians. In order to maintain quality, all performers will be required to audition prior to being issued with a licence for the first time. Once you have received your licence you will also be given a unique link to Teamup, which will allow you to book your own busking slots.
If you would like the opportunity to busk in the town centre then please contact us on 696308 to arrange an audition.