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Car boot sale authorisations

Licensing - October 2010
licensing@kirklees.gov.uk

Licence summary

To hold a car boot sale in the Kirklees area you need a licence from the Licensing Department.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify to hold a car boot sale you must be either:be a registered charity (supplying the charity's registration number); or be holding the event in aid of a good cause e.g. sporting clubs, educational groups, hospitals/hospices or religious groups.

Each organisation is limited to: a maximum of 12 events at each site; or a maximum of 25 events in any one calendar year.

Each area within the Authority is limited to the amount of events that can be held at the same time. For a list of these area please contact the Licensing Department on 01484 456868.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

Applicants must give the council at least one month's notice of their intention to hold a car boot sale (or to permit their land to be used for a car boot sale).

Applications must be made in writing (including by electronic means) and include the applicant's name and address, where and when they desire to trade and the name and address of the occupier of that site, if he/she is not the applicant.

The above eligibility criteria must also be met.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

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 local authority within a reasonable period, please contact the Licensing Department on 01484 456868. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Apply online

Apply for authorisation to hold a temporary market, occasional sale or car boot sale

Tell us about a change to your existing authorisation to hold a temporary market, occasional sale or car boot sale

Failed Application Redress

Please contact the Licensing Department on 01484 456868 in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact the Licensing Department on 01484 456868 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

None

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