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Car Boot Sales - Commercial/Charitable

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These are not permitted in Birmingham.

It is at the discretion of Birmingham City Council whether any organisation or individual is permitted to hold a Car Boot Sale for charitable or fund raising purposes. The following conditions apply -

(1) a maximum of 6 Car Boot Sales during a calendar year.

(2) a limit of venues of a maximum of 6 Car Boot Sales during a calendar year, to be spaced one month apart.

(3) at least 28 days notice of intent to hold a Car Boot Sale must be given.

PLEASE NOTE the holding of a Car Boot Sale without having given the requisite notice renders both the operator and occupier of land liable to prosecution under Section 37 of the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1982.

(4) a fee of £54.60 in acknowledgement of Birmingham City Councils Market Rights is payable on application and this must be received not less than 28 days before the event.

Each approved Car Boot Sale will be limited to no more than 50 cars (or spaces) and each and every vendor shall sell or display only articles surplus to their own domestic requirements, normally described as jumble or bric-a-brac and including books, records, small second hand domestic furniture and equipment etc. Vendors selling new items and goods bought in for resale, including bric-a-brac etc should not be permitted. No tables should be allowed to be set up in addition to the use of car boots.

A fee for each let car over 50 will be levied in addition to the original fee. More than 50 boots may also result in future events not being sanctioned.

All income from charges to car booters must benefit the organisation identified in the application and evidence to support this requirement must be available for inspection on request. If such evidence is not available operators may be prosecuted for holding a rival market and prevented from holding further sales within the Birmingham City Boundary.

Any organisation or individual found to be contravening the above requirements may be prosecuted and/or banned from holding further Car Boot Sales.

To apply, please print off the application form below and send it with a cheque for payment.

For further information, please contact:

Street Trading
Birmingham City Council
Manor House
40 Moat Lane
B5 5BD

Telephone 0121 303 0254

Sunday Car Boot Sale - Markets Precinct

Application Form for a Fund-raising Car Boot Sale

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