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Second hand dealers registration

Second-hand Goods Dealers Licence

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Licence summary

To deal in secondhand goods, you may need a licence from, or to be registered with, your Kent County Council.

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

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 Kent County Council by the end of the target completion period

OR

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the Kent County Council within a reasonable period, please contact it.

Apply online

Apply for a second hand dealer's licence

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Kent County Council in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Kent County Council 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). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

British Antique Dealers' Association (BADA)

Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA)

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