2. Scrap metal collector's 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 2003 - 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 collector's licence
This allows the licensee to operate as a collector in Teignbridge. It does not allow the collector to operate in any other local authority area, so a separate licence has to be obtained from each council where the collector wishes to operate. The licence does not authorise the licensee to operate a site; to do so they will need a site licence from the relevant local authority.
Change a scrap metal collector's licence
If you are applying to change your existing licence, you can apply online
Please see fees and charges for the relevant fee for the type of application required
Start the journey
More info about the journey
- complete the application form and pay the relevant fee
- provide a DBS certificate
If you meet our licence conditions, we will issue you with a scrap metal collector's licence.