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Second-hand dealer licence

A second-hand dealer's licence is needed by any person carrying on a business as a dealer in second hand goods or articles. A licence is only needed by the owner or manager of the business and not by salespersons or other employees.

View the  guidance note for a second-hand dealer licence (PDF) [20KB]  for more information.

If you are a current licence holder and wish to vary your licence, please view the Guidance note for a material change in circumstances (PDF) [3KB]  and complete the Material Change in Circumstances application form (PDF) [119KB] . The application fee is £70.

How do I apply?

Apply online

If you have difficulty applying online please contact the Licensing Department on (01738) 475180.

What happens if the Council fails to make a decision on my application within 9 months?

The licence will be granted or renewed.

Last modified on 23 November 2023

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