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Car Boot Sales

A License issued for the organization of a Car Boot Sale shall only be issued by the Trade Licences Unit, within the Commerce Department, to non-profit making organizations.  As such, the applicant must submit proof and describe the scope for such a fund-raising activity.  

The applicant must provide the following information, as required in the Application Form (Form G):

  •       Title, Name and Surname;
  •       Nationality;
  •       ID Card No/Passport No;
  •       Address of residence in Malta;
  •       Telephone, Mobile and email address; and
  •       The venue and date where the Car Boot Sale will be held. 

The applicant would also have to provide the following information by not later than 48 hours after the activity:

  •       The ID Card No of each seller or any other means of identification;
  •       Each seller’s vehicle Registration Number; and
  •       A general description of the products sold. 

The organisers shall allocate equal sites to each seller and each site must not be larger than the space taken by a passenger car.  If it is carried out in any street, the organisers shall also require the consent of the Local Council and the Police.  Sites shall only be allocated to passenger cars and no sales can be made from vans or any other commercial vehicles.

Street and Market Hawkers and their substitutes are not allowed to participate in Car Boot Sales and no vehicles, licensed as Street or Market Hawkers are allowed to be parked in the area where the activity is being held.

Persons who sell products from any commercial premises are not allowed to sell the same type of products in Car Boot Sales.

Each seller shall issue a receipt to buyers.


Where an applicant feels aggrieved by the decision of the Trade Licensing Unit or from any Local Council in respect of a refusal of issuing of a licence, he may file an appeal in writing to the Licensing Appeals Board within ten (10) working days from the date when the applicant or any other person has been notified by the Trade Licensing Unit, in accordance with the provisions of Part VI of Subsidiary Legislation 441.07 - Trading Licences Regulations. The appeal can be sent to or to Commerce Department, Lascaris Bastions, Daħlet Ġnien is-Sultan, Valletta, VLT1933, Malta. 


€40 per event

The application form can be downloaded from here:

Link to important legislation:

Subsidiary Legislation 441.07 - Trading Licences Regulations​

Enquiries can be directed to or by telephone on 25690313, 25690289, 25690310, 25690312 and 25690315​ during the normal working hours.

   Link to Commerce Department’s responsive website –

Date of last update – 09/07/2020