To be a scrap metal dealer, you need to register with your local authority.
A scrap metal dealer shall be classed as carrying on a business in the local authority area if any of the following apply:
the dealer occupies a place as a scrap metal store in the area the dealer does not occupy a place as a scrap metal store but has a usual place of residence in the area the dealer does not occupy a place as a scrap metal store but occupies a place for business purposes
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964
On receiving an application the form will checked to ensure it is fully completed. If there are any queries the applicant will be contacted.
If the form is fully completed the application will be processed and registration will be issued.
Registration lasts for three years
There is no fee for registration.
Application to register as a scrap metal dealer
Application to change a scrap metal dealer registration
We will endeavour to process your application within 20 working days. If acknowledgement of receipt of your application has not been received within this time, please contact us.
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.
Please contact us in the first instance for details of how to appeal.
You must notify us in writing of any changes to your current registration.
What if I have a complaint or concern?
If you have a complaint or concern about a Motor Salvage Operator, please contact us.
If you are in the UK, advice is available from Consumer Direct
If you are outside the UK, advice if available from the UK European Consumer Centre
Can I view a public register on line?
No, as this register is not available for public inspection.
Should you experience any difficulty in applying on-line, please contact us.