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Scrap metal dealers

To be a scrap metal dealer or motor salvage operator you need a premises metal dealer's licence from the local authority. This form of Licence does not replace the Environmental Permit or Waste Carrier's Licence Requirements. It does, though, replace from 1st October 2013, the registration processes previously provided for under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and the Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001. 

Before you apply 

Please read through the combined application form and guidance notes below carefully before completing the application form.

Downloadable application forms

Licensing framework 

The relevant licensing framework is set out here

GDPR and Privacy Statements

The full Privacy Statement for Scrap Metal Dealers Licences can be viewed here

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