Car boot sales

Car boot sales are held in Brighouse and Halifax every Sunday and on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Space is let each week on a 'first come - first served' basis.

During the summer months, sellers are advised to attend the Halifax car boot sale before 6 am and the Brighouse car boot sale at 7 am.

When you arrive on site you will be taken to the nearest parking space and directed into that space. If no supervisory staff are available please site your vehicle between the white lines of an empty parking space.

What can I sell?

Car boot sales are held mainly for the sale and display of second-hand goods and unwanted items only. All goods, therefore, must be used. The decision as to what constitutes second-hand rests with the market officers. We strictly enforce this condition and traders found to be selling other such goods without prior consent will be suspended from trading on the market until further notice.

  • No trader shall sell or permit to be sold knives, guns, ornamental weapons or replica guns.
  • No trader shall sell or permit to be sold any item that contravene Copyright, Design & Patents Act 1988; Trade Descriptions Act 1968; Trademarks Act 1994; Video Recordings Act 1984; and similar associated legislation.

For further information, see: Regulation of car boot sales .

How much does it cost?

The charge varies based on the type of vehicle you are using and the location you are trading from. For information on charges please see Halifax car boot sale or Brighouse car boot sale.

The sale of illegal items

The Council is proud of its working relationship with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and will not permit the sale of illegal items from its car boot sale. If you are unsure or you wish to report a person selling illegal items you must contact the senior market officer on duty.

Person's found to be selling illegal items will have their details passed to both the Police and Trading Standards and will be suspended from trading immediately.

Car boot catering

Applications are now closed.


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