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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


For fees on Used Goods Dealers, Flea Markets and Temporary Trade Shows see Licence Fees.

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: December 20, 2019