Business and street trading licences

Car boot sale licence

You need a Market Rights Licence to hold a car boot or tabletop sales selling used items.

How to apply

Download the application form from the Market Rights licences page.

Applications are dealt with by the council's market management agent, Geraud Markets Liverpool Ltd. If you have any questions before you apply, please contact them on 0151 233 2165 or email


For commercial car boot sales, there is a minimum charge of £75, excusive of VAT. This will vary upwards subject to the nature and type of event.

A discretionary fee may be levied for non-commercial sales.


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