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Scrap metal dealers

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1. Scrap metal site licence

If you would like to operate a business as a scrap metal dealer then you will need a licence. These licences last for three years. Trading without a licence is a criminal offence.

There are two types of licence specified in the Licensing Act - a site licence and collector's licence. A dealer can only hold one type of licence in one local authority area. You have to decide whether you are going to have a site or collector's licence.

Apply or renew a scrap metal site licence

All the sites where a licensee carries on business as a scrap metal dealer have to be identified, and a site manager has to be named for each site.

This licence allows the licensee to transport scrap metal to and from those sites within Teignbridge.

A dealer can only hold one type of licence in any one local authority area. You have to decide whether you are going to have a site or collector's licence.

Change a scrap metal site licence

If you are applying to change your existing licence, you can apply online.

Change a scrap metal site licence

Cost

Under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, the following fees apply:

Grant site licence: £204

Renewal site licence: £164

Variation site licence: £92

 

Start the journey

Start

More info about the journey

  • complete the application form and pay the relevant fee
  • provide a DBS certificate

 

If your premises meets our licence conditions, we will issue you with a scrap metal site licence.