Second hand goods dealer registration

1. Overview

Any person operating a business where all or the majority of their goods sold are second hand must be registered with Environmental Health. They will issue a second hand dealer registration certificate.

This includes antique dealers. There is no registration fee and the certificate is valid for three years at which point it must be renewed.

Every person registered as a second hand dealer must keep a register of every transaction made. This must include:

  • the date of each transaction
  • the quantity and description of articles purchased/sold
  • the name and address of the person from whom the articles were acquired

The register must be kept for at least 12 months. It must be produced on request to any authorised officer of the council or to a police officer.