1. 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.
Under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, the following fees apply:
Grant site licence: £184.00
Renewal site licence: £148.00
Variation site licence: £84.00
Start the journey
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.