Selling second hand goods
The Kent County Council Act 2001 regulates the trade of second hand goods in Kent.
Most sellers of second hand goods in Kent need to be registered. To find out whether you need to register see our guide to the Kent County Council Act 2001 (PDF, 165.1 KB).
Registration is free and lasts for 4 years.
Your certificate of registration will be sent to you 7 days after we receive your application. You must not sell second hand goods before you receive your certificate.
If you hold occasional sales or are the occupier of the premises where sales are held you will need to register. Occasional sales include events such as one day sales, boot fairs, computer fairs, market and antique fairs. Read our guide to occasional sales (PDF, 159.1 KB) for more information.
To register for an occasional sale:
- register for an occasional sale at least 21 days before the event
- you will need to fill in the single record of attendance (PDF, 76.5 KB)
- the person holding the event will need to fill in the multiple record of attendance (PDF, 132.9 KB)
- you do not need to return the attendance forms to us but you must keep them for at least 2 years in case we ask to see them.