The Legal Department
Second Hand Dealers
A second-hand goods dealer registration certificate is required if you are involved in the business of dealing in second-hand goods.
A registration certificate is not required if the dealer is exempt from registration. Those exempted include charitable organisations, scrap metal dealers, motor vehicle dealers, jewellers and persons engaged in dealing in waste paper, cardboard, textiles or plastic in bulk. Also exempted are holders of a licence under section 22 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (i.e. those involved in credit or hire businesses) and persons engaged in any business whose primary purpose is the supply of new unused goods and to which the supply of second-hand goods is merely incidental.
Each certificate holder must keep a register at each of the premises within the Council's district at which s/he deals in second-hand goods sales. The register must be in the form of a bound book with consecutively numbered pages. The register must be kept until the end of a period of two years from the date on which the last entry was made in the register.
Breaching any of these provisions constitutes a criminal offence.
If you require any more information then contact our licensing team on 012004411. Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org