There is no requirement to register premises for public auctions in Medway. However, other local authorities may require registration, so anyone planning to hold an auction should always contact the council responsible for the area concerned.

Auctions held as occasional sales in Medway must comply with the Medway Act 2001. Auctions conducted by registered dealers on registered premises (by an auctioneer on their premises) are exempt from this Act.

For more information contact Trading Standards by telephone: 01634 333 555 or by emailing

Write to: Trading Standards, Civic Centre, Strood, Kent ME2 4AU