Vendor Information

Weekday Swap Meet Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday from 9 am – 3 pm
Closed: December 20-31, 2021

Swap Meet Holiday Dates Closed:
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Sunday, April 17, 2022


Welcome to GWC Swap Meet

Business License Information

The City of Huntington Beach requires any vendor selling more that eight (8) times to purchase a Business License.

Please contact the City of Huntington Beach for more information:
2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 – (714) 536-5267

Address Information
Please make sure that both Sellers Permit and Business License list the Golden West College Swap Meet address:
15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Sellers Permit Information

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) requires all vendors who sell more than two (2) times, in a 12-month period to obtain a Sellers Permit

Please contact your local CDFTA office for more information or apply online at

Bakersfield 1800 30th Street, Suite 380, 93301-1922 (661) 395-2880
Cerritos 12750 Center Court Drive South, Suite 400, 90703-8594 (562) 356-1102
Culver City 5901 Green Valley Circle
Suite 200, 90230-6948, PO Box 3652, 90231-3652
(213) 712-1210
Glendale 505 North Brand Blvd., Suite 700, 91203-3946 (818) 543-4900
Irvine 16715 Von Karman Ave., Suite 200, 92606 (949) 440-3473
Rancho Cucamonga 10670 4th Street, Suite 200, 91730 (909) 257-2900
Rancho Mirage 35-900 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 280,
(760) 770-4828
Riverside 3737 Main Street, Suite 1000,
(951) 680-6400
San Diego 15015 Avenue of Science, Suite 200, 92128 (858) 385-4700
Santa Clarita 25360 Magic Mountain Parkway, Suite 330, 91355 (661) 222-6000
Ventura 4820 McGrath Street, Suite 260, 93003-7778 (805) 856-3901
West Covina 1521 W. Cameron Ave., Suite 300, 91790-2738
(626) 671-3702


New Merchandise
Any item or unit that has not been previously owned.

1. Irregular, seconds, or damaged merchandise
2. Refurbished items
3. Returned items
4. Surplus

Example: baseball cards, carpet samples, fabric by the yard, perfume, cosmetics, plants, flowers and most artwork. The above merchandise can be sold on Sunday only. To apply to sell items on Saturdays, please refer to New Merchandise Application Information below.

Used Merchandise
Any item or unit that has been previously owned and/or utilized is considered used merchandise and may be sold on Saturday and/or Sunday.
Example: garage or rummage sale items.

Handcrafted Merchandise
Handcrafted/homemade items that comply with the contractual guidelines are acceptable Saturday and/or Sunday.
Example: artwork, ceramics and jewelry that are hand made by the vendor.

Vendors can be ordered to vacate spaces if any merchandise displayed is in violation of their contract.


It is the intention of the Enterprise that the swap meet will offer a wide variety of legal items that are of interest to the purchasing community. The Enterprise also follows all state, county, and city rules and regulations governing Swap Meets and general business practices when considering restricting items for sale. The Enterprise reserves the right to prohibit the sale of any items that it determines inappropriate. Products that are deemed to be inappropriate and possibly detrimental to the success of the Swap Meet will be considered to be restricted items. Items are placed on restriction to help balance the environment of the Swap Meet.
Example: Used makeup, MAC makeup, Mary Kay cosmetics, new Tupperware, pressurized tanks, medicinal items (aspirin, diet products, etc.) counterfeit merchandise, firearms, ammunition, volatile chemicals, illegal-type knives and weapons, drug-related paraphernalia, pornographic/nudity items, animals/livestock, and anything that requires a service such as cell phones.

No services may be offered or sold. No distribution of flyers or handouts is permitted. No generators allowed without Swap Meet Administration approval.

If there are any questions about the merchandise you are selling, please contact Swap Meet Administration.


The second Sunday of every month spaces for the next month will be available. Spaces will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:30 am until 12:00 pm.

ADVANCE SALES (after lotto day)

Available spaces may be purchased in advance Tuesday – Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Swap Meet Office. Your current photo ID is required. Spaces may be purchased by cash or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).

Continuing vendors may purchase spaces over the phone using a VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm by calling (714) 895-0895.

Advance regular spaces are $40 per space and advance corner spaces are $90 per pair.


If the Swap Meet is not sold out available same day spaces will be sold on a first come first served basis starting at 6:30 am.

If the Swap Meet is sold out we will hand out numbers for a lottery drawing from 6:30 am to 8:00 am. We will begin calling numbers for the lottery about 8:30 am. Your current photo ID is required. Spaces may be purchased by cash or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).

Same day regular spaces are $50 per space and same day corner spaces are $110 per pair.


Daily Vendor A vendor who does not receive a monthly invoice.

Monthly Vendor A vendor who has been approved to receive a monthly invoice. To apply for monthly status please refer to Monthly Vendor Application Information below.


Application Cards will only be handed out when space is available between January 1 and September 30.

Monthly Vendor Application Information
Vendors who wish to become a monthly vendor should complete a Monthly Vendor Application Card. These cards are available in the Swap Meet office during regular business hours. Approved vendors will be notified and an appointment will be scheduled to finalize monthly status.

Food Vendor Application Information
Food or beverage items may not be sold without Swap Meet Administration approval. Vendors who wish to sell food should complete a Food Application Card. These cards are available in the Swap Meet office during regular business hours. Approved vendors will be notified and the appropriate permits will be requested.


Tarps All canopies and tarps must have 25-pound weights on all vertical poles.
Trash Boxes and cartons should be emptied and then folded before dumping. You are responsible for removing your own trash.
Space Limit There is a four-space limit per vendor per selling date. Spaces must be sequential.
Space Size Selling spaces are 8 feet wide by 18 feet deep. Vehicle parking space included. Corner spaces are sold in pairs (example E1 & E2). 8×8 straight pole pop-ups fit in one space.
Subleasing Spaces may not be subleased. (Subleasing selling or giving your space to another person.)
Refunds All sales are final. No refunds, credits or rain checks are given.


If you purchase more than one space, the extra area may be used for selling, if the vehicle parking area is completely sealed off from pedestrian access either by your vehicle and/or barrier. The vehicle and/or barrier must remain inside the purchased selling spaces. (See below)

GWC Swap Meet Parking Space example
Space Map

Download the swap meet campus space map [PDF]

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