Second Hand Motor Vehicle Licence

Licence Summary

The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 introduced compulsory licensing of certain activities and also the option to licence other activities. The local authority resolved in June 1983 to licence certain of these optional matters including street traders, second hand motor vehicles and places of public entertainment.

The Act defines a 'second hand dealer' as a person carrying on a business as a dealer in second hand goods or articles of any description. The local authority has restricted its licensing to dealers in second hand motor vehicles and the Act defines such a person as acquiring a second hand motor vehicle for the purpose of its resale in the course of his business.

What conditions will be applied?

The conditions are attached to the application form and will form part of the licence if granted.

Who will be consulted?

All applications will be submitted to the Police for an opinion as to whether the applicant is a fit person to hold the licence and where the activity is wholly or mainly to be carried out in premises the Fire Brigade will also be asked for their opinion as to the suitability of the premises. The Director of Development will also be asked for an opinion on the application.

What is the fee?

The current fees are available from the Fees and Charges page

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it.


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