Car Boot sales

Because Darlington is a Charter Market, it has the legal right to control other markets (which includes table top sales, car boot sales and fairs) to a distance of 6 and 2/3 miles from its markets. 

Any person seeking to operate these types of event (including car boot sales and table top sales) should always check with the Markets Office first and also with the local planning office where appropriate. 

Car Boot Sale Authorisation

Licence Summary

To hold a car boot sale in Darlington you will need authorisation from Darlington Borough Council.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence†

Application Evaluation Process

Applicants must give Darlington Borough Council at least one month's notice of their intention to hold a car boot sale (or to permit their land to be used for a car boot sale), unless the proceeds of the car boot sale are to be applied solely or principally for charitable, social, sporting or political purposes.

Applications must be made in writing (including by electronic means) and include the applicant's name and address, where and when they desire to trade and the name and address of the occupier of that site, if he is not the applicant.

Fees

There is no fee associated with this license

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us within 21 days.

How to Apply

We aim to acknowledge your application within three working days. If you have applied online we will acknowledge your application via email.

You have the option of applying online or by downloading an application form.

Apply Online

We aim to acknowledge your application within three working days. If you have applied online we will acknowledge your application via email.

Coming soon - Apply for authorisation to hold a temporary market, occasional sale or car boot sale†
Tell us about a change to your existing authorisation to hold a temporary market, occasional sale or car boot sale†

Download an Application Form

If you would prefer to download an application form, please download the document below and return to us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).

If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct† will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.†