Secondhand dealer's licence

To deal in secondhand goods, you may need a licence from, or to be registered with, your local authority. You may be required to keep records of each transaction.


Eligibility criteria

No provision in legislation


Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence (PDF, 7KB)


Application evaluation process

No provision in legislation


Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period


Apply online

Apply for a second hand dealer's licence


Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.


Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.


Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).


Trade associations

Last updated: 25 October 2017