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Used Goods Dealer Licence

A used goods dealer is:

  • A person who carries on a business that deals in used goods with the main purpose of earning a profit

The definition of a used goods dealer does not include:

  • A person who deals in used goods or precious metals exclusively in one or more of the following ways:
    • As an auctioneer, antique dealer or buyer, bicycle dealer, precious metals dealer, and fine art dealer
    • As a person who deals exclusively in footwear or used clothing and housewares
    • As a person who deals exclusively in specialized medical equipment or medical aids
    • As a person who deals exclusively in sports equipment
    • As a person who acquires good exclusively by donation
  • Persons licensed as a dealer under The Drivers and Vehicle Act
  • Retailers who sell returned merchandise or returned rental equipment or items acquired as partial payment or one-for-one trade

Application Process:

There are several ways to access the used goods dealer licence application form:


Upon application, Community By-Law Enforcement Services will coordinate the following:

  • Verification from a City employee authorized to administer and enforce the Winnipeg Zoning By-law or the Downtown Winnipeg Zoning By-law that operation of the business on the premises for which the Licence is sought is permitted under one of those two zoning by-laws
  • An occupancy permit authorizing the proposed business to occupy the premises for which the Licence is sought
  • More information about Building Permits
  • Verification from the Fire Paramedic Chief or delegate that the operation of the business on the proposed premises meets the requirements of the Fire Prevention By-law, the Manitoba Fire Code and other regulatory requirements relating to fire safety
  • Certificate of Record Review Board from Winnipeg Police Service


$1,320.00 - Used Goods Dealer

$590.00 - Flea Market

$615.00 - Temporary Trade Show

Fees are not permitted to be pro-rated or reduced, however, a recent Council approved amendment to the Doing Business in Winnipeg By-law now allows annual licences to be taken at any time of the year.  Licences are valid for one year from date of purchase

Renewal Period:



Fire Inspection

On-line Form:

Application for Business Licence

More Information:

Click here for more information about this Licence

Contact Information:

Community By-Law Enforcement Services

Other Information:

See also Antique Dealer

See also Auctioneer

See also Bicycle Dealer

See also Precious Metals Dealer

Applicants may be required to provide suitable identification.

Last update: September 5, 2019