Car boot sale or occasional market authorisation

You may need authorisation or a licence from Bradford Council to hold a car boot sale or occasional market if you are planning to have more than 5 stalls at your event.

Am I eligible to apply?

Anyone can apply

How we evaluate your application

The Markets Service is responsible for the holding, regulating and controlling markets and fairs in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District area pursuant to its Charter and statutory rights (often referred to as ‘market rights’). The Markets Service may allow private and charitable organisations to operate markets, car boot sales or fairs subject to their events complying with the qualifying criteria and payment of a licence fee. A licence will be granted to approved applicants in recognition of the Council’s market rights Market Officers can offer advice and guidance for applicants and will liaise with other council departments as part of the application process.

How to apply

Visit the gov.uk link below to download and complete the application form. When you are on the gov.uk page, you need to follow the instructions to download the application form.

You’ll need a debit or credit card to pay the fee.

Guidance Notes

For guidance notes please refer to the general information from the licensing authority pdf document.

What to do if your application fails

Please contact Markets Service on 01274 432245