Licence summary    

To hold a car boot sale you may need authorisation or a licence from the local authority for the area where the sale will be held.

Eligibility criteria    

No provision in regulation.

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

Applicants must give the district or borough 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), unless the proceeds of the car boot sale are to be applied solely or principally for charitable, social, sporting or political purposes.

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 is not the applicant.

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 the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Target completion period

60 calendar days.


Car boot sales: £16.


Public Protection Services, The Guildhall, Wrexham, LL11 1AY.


Appeal a failed application

Contact us in the first instance.

Licence holder appeal

Contact us in the first instance.