Second Hand Merchandise License

An annual license expires on January 31st.

This license applies to all individuals or entities who want to purchase or sell any type of second hand goods, wares, merchandise, or other property within the City of Rockford. This shall include, but not be limited to, the purchase and sale of previously owned furniture, household goods and personal items, metals, gem, and antiques. There are very specific requirements that must be adhered to before a license can be approved. See Code sections 23.149 through 23.151 for full details.

To obtain a license, complete the Second Hand Merchandise License Application and return with supporting documentation and the appropriate license fee to the Payment Center at City Hall. The license will be issued upon approval of the application.