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:

  • 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
  • Any other electronic device capable of:
    • Capturing
    • Playing data or digital media
    • Receiving
    • Recording
    • Sending
    • Storing
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Musical instruments
  • Power tools
  • Small home appliances, including vacuum cleaners, steam cleaners, coffee makers, and microwaves
  • Televisions


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

  • Application form, Release of Personal Information form, and Reporting Agreement form; all need to be signed and notarized.
  • Valid, unexpired government issued picture identification.
  • 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.
  • Submit a fingerprint card (fingerprints may obtained at the Records Section at the Sheriff’s Office at the time of application).
  • Payment of $200 payable to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office by cash, check, or money order. Credit cards are not accepted for payment of permit fees.
  • Please review these requirements carefully. Failure to provide any of the required information will delay issuance permit.