Car boot sales

Introduction

Car boot sales are popular events but can only be organised by sporting, political, social or charitable organisations. As car boot sales are classed as markets, we have a policy for licensing such events. Table top sales also come into this category and are subject to the same rules and regulations as car boot sales.

It is important that organisers notify us of their intention to hold a car boot sale or table top sale. We have sole Market Franchise rights to regulate the operation of markets throughout the Wakefield District. Any organisation that intends to hold a car boot sale or table top sale within Wakefield District must apply for approval.

Car boot sales

Car boot sales do not run over the winter. A list of car boot sales will be available again once applications are received for the spring and summer season in 2018.

How to apply

An application for a car boot sale or table top sale must be made no later than six weeks before the date of the event. Note that the Council charges a fee for approving an application. Please return a completed Car Boot Sale Application Form (CB5) either by post or in person to the address under 'Contact Us' (right). Alternatively, you can apply on-line via the Gov.uk website.

Along with the application form you will need to provide the following as required by the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982:

  • Plan of the site
  • Public liability insurance certificate - minimum £5 million
  • Approval for use of land - confirmation of the land owner's approval for the use of the land

Failure to provide the above may result in a prosecution by the Council.

You are also advised to read our Car Boot Sale Regulations (CB6).

Contact us

Speciality Markets

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 307 825