Persons who deal in second hand goods must be registered with the council under the County of Lancashire Act 1984, unless they fall under certain exemptions or are registered under the Consumer Credit Act. Anyone found that isn’t duly registered can be prosecuted.
Second hand goods dealers must maintain a register of all transactions.
This protects dealers from allegations relating to receiving stolen goods and to enable identification of persons passing on stolen goods.
Not all second hand goods require registration, further details are available in the guidance notes.
Apply for a second hand goods dealer registration
Download and complete the application form [PDF 124kb] and return with the fee as stated on the form. The application will be forwarded to Trading Standards for their information and we aim to issue your registration within 10 working days of receipt.
Certificates do not expire but the council should be informed of any amendments such as change of address of any person or premises registered.
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.
Failed application redress / Licence holder redress
Please contact Blackpool Council's Licensing Service in the first instance.
The licensing service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Wednesday 10.00-13.00pm.