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Secondhand Dealer Permit

Loudoun County Code (Chapter 830) requires that a dealer purchasing items from the public and re-sells those items must obtain a second hand dealer permit.  

A secondhand dealer is any entity engaged in the re-sale of the following items of personal property, previously owned or used, which are not purchased or sold as new:

1. Computers, including their components and parts. This shall include personal computers (PCs), laptops and tablet devices; printers, scanners, monitors, webcams, speakers, hard drives, and digital storage devices;

2. Any other electronic device capable of capturing, sending, receiving, storing, recording, or playing data or digital media;

3. Global Positioning Systems;

4. Musical instruments;

5. Power tools;

6. Small home appliances, including vacuum cleaners, steam cleaners, coffee makers, and microwaves;

7. Televisions.

The following are required by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to apply for a Secondhand Dealer permit:  

1. Application form, Release of Personal Information form, and Reporting Agreement form; all need to be signed and notarized. 

2. Valid, unexpired government issued picture identification. 

3. Applicants who were born outside of the United States must provide valid, unexpired proof of employment authorization such as a Permanent Resident Card, Employment Authorization Card, or proof of U.S. citizenship.

4. Submit a fingerprint card (fingerprints may obtained at the Records Section at the Sheriff’s Office at the time of application).

5. Payment of $200.00 payable to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office by cash, check, or money order. Credit cards are not accepted for payment of permit fees.   

6. Please review these requirements carefully. Failure to provide any of the required information will delay issuance permit.