Second Hand Dealers Licence

In terms of Section 24 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 second hand dealers require to be licensed. The second hand dealer's licensing scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team.

The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID -19) has had a significant impact on the processing of licence applications. If you require to communicate with the Licensing Team, please do so by email to the following address:-

licensingservices@westlothian.gov.uk

Email enquiries will be prioritised and responded to on a priority/urgent basis.

We are working to identify temporary changes to licensing processes. Further updates will be provided on this page as soon as possible.

If you are an event organiser you should note that when possible applicants will be able to email amended applications for events which have been postponed due to Covid-19 as long as the details of the event remain exactly the same and only the event date is changing, any other changes to event details will require a new application to be submitted in the usual manner. 

The Team are able to provide general guidance on the scheme but cannot assist you to complete your application form or provide legal advice on whether a licence is required. You should seek legal advice from a solicitor or advice centre if you are unsure as to whether if you require a licence.

Second Hand Dealer's who require a licence from the Council

Exemptions from requiring a Second Hand Dealers Licence

How do you apply for a Second Hand Dealers Licence?

How will my application be decided?

How do I make an objection or representation about a second hand dealer's licence?

What standard conditions will be applied if my licence is granted?

How long will my licence be granted for?

What if I want to vary any of the standard conditions in relation to my licence?

What if my details change or I no longer wish to hold my licence?

List of current second hand dealer licence holders and premises

How do you complain about a licence holder?