Orkney Islands Council
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Second Hand Goods

Second hand dealers in Orkney require a licence from the Council under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 for carrying on business as a dealer in second hand goods or articles of any description.

The Council has resolved that only second hand dealers having no permanent premises within the Islands Area would require a licence. Permanent premises are property under which the dealer is listed as occupier in the valuation roll. Such premises are commercial premises rather than domestic.

A "second hand dealer" is any person carrying on business as a dealer in second hand goods or articles of any description.

Such activities being incidental to another business not being that of a dealer in second hand goods or articles are excluded. A licence will be required by any self-employed dealer or any business e.g. partnership or company, and any person responsible for day to day management of such business.

Application forms, site and compliance notices are available from the Related Downloads section.

If you require further information about this topic please contact the Licensing Team, Legal Services, on telephone: 01856873535 extensions 2229 or 2232 or via email.

If you would like to see someone in person to discuss a licensing matter please contact the Licensing Team to make an appointment.

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