Second Hand Goods

Second Hand Goods Licence

All persons dealing in second hand goods must register with the Borough Council in accordance with Section 26 of the County of Lancashire Act 1984, unless they come within one of the following categories:

  • any person engaged in a business carried on by a group, organisation or body which is registered as a charity under Section 4 of the Charities Act 1960 or excepted from registration by sub-section 4 of that section;
  • a person in respect of whom particulars are registered under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 in respect of his/her business as a scrap metal dealer;
  • a person whose sole or principal business is the sale or purchase of, or dealing in, motor vehicles as defined in Section 190(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1972;
  • a person engaged in business as a dealer in waste paper, cardboards, textiles or plastics in bulk in respect of his/her business as such;
  • the holder of a licence under Section 22 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, in respect of activities covered by the licence, or a person who does not need such a licence by virtue of Section 21 of that Act;
  • a person engaged in the business either of financing the acquisition of goods by means of hire purchase agreements, conditional sale agreements or credit sale agreements (as defined in Section 189(1) of the said Act of 1974) or of financing the use of goods by means of bailment agreements in respect of any such business transaction incidental thereto;
  • a person engaged in a business of which the primary purpose is the supply of new unused goods and to which the supply of second-hand or used goods is merely incidental.