Public auction premises registration

To sell goods by competitive bidding in the City of Westminster you may need to register the premises in which you carry out an auction. A registration will be given by the council under the provisions of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1984, Part VI (1984 Act).

1. How to apply

Apply online

Eligibility criteria

An applicant must:

  • provide their full name and address
  • provide a plan of the premises with the application
  • not have carried out a business in a manner which is detrimental to the interests of consumers
  • obtain the relevant consent prior to apply for a registration, if the premises requires planning consent

Find out more about applying by post

2. What happens next

We will take into account the suitability of the person, premises or stall.

If the council refuses your application you will be given the opportunity to appear before the licensing authority at a public hearing. The hearing will take place in front of the licensing sub-committee and you will be given the opportunity to address the reasons for refusal.

Tacit consent

Tacit consent will apply if the application is unopposed which means you can act as though your application is granted if you haven't heard from the licensing authority by the end of the target completion period (30 calendar days).

3. Further information

Trade associations

View the public register

View the public register online

You can also view a copy of the register at the council's offices during normal office hours. To make an appointment to view it, please contact the Licensing team.

Making an appeal

View information on appeals and complaints


Last updated: 17 May 2017
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