About the occasional sale (boot sale/table top sale) licence

About the occasional sale (boot sale/table top sale) licence

You’ll need to apply for an occasional sale (boot sale/table top sale) licence if you want to hold a car boot or table top sale in car parks and open spaces.

An occasional sale: 

  • does not take place in the street or in a building (except a car park) 
  • is made up of five or more trading pitches, vehicles, or stands where buyers and sellers meet to buy and sell goods

Before you apply

You should read the guidance notes before making the application.

To apply for an occasional sale license, you'll need to provide the following:

  • application form for an occasional sale licence
  • a plan of the area where the occasional sale will take place (all entrance and exit routes, general parking arrangements and where vehicles will queue to enter the site)
  • application fee

You can scan documents if you do not have electronic copies. You must make sure the information is readable.

You can apply and pay online or by post. You must include all supporting information.

How much it costs

Visit our licensing fees web page for cost information.

After you have applied for an occasional sale (boot sale/table top sale) licence

We will contact responsible authorities and council departments. We may also need to visit the site you want to use before we make a decision.

Last updated: 14 July 2021