Second hand goods licences

If your main business is buying and selling second-hand goods then you must apply for a second-hand dealer registration certificate which lasts for 3 years. There is a fee of £16.50 for registration.

You do not need to register if your business is any of the following:

  • charitable organisation
  • scrap metal dealer
  • motor vehicle dealer
  • jeweller
  • dealer in bulk waste paper, cardboard, textiles or plastic
  • you are a licensed credit or hire business
  • your main business is in new unused goods and you sometimes sell second hand goods

How to apply

Download the registration of second hand dealers application form


  • If you are applying to register a limited company, please give the name and registered office of the company
  • Only include premises in the Barnsley area where you deal in second hand goods
  • Make sure you provide your postcode
  • Pay the fee of £16.50, please see our how to pay section below

Contact us if you need help to fill the form in. 

Please return your application to:

Barnsley Council
Trading Standards
Regulatory Services
PO Box 634
South Yorkshire
S70 9GG

How to pay 

You can pay by debit or credit card by calling (01226) 773743. Check our pay page to see which cards we accept.