As of 1 March 2017 telephone enquiries for the licensing team will only be available from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Email for urgent enquiries.

Scrap metal dealer's licence

You must have a licence if you are a scrap metal dealer or motor salvage operator. There are two types of licence:

  • site licence
  • mobile collector's licence

Please complete a word icon scrap metal dealers licence application [390kb] for either type. Once you have completed the form, you can submit it and pay for it on Gov.uk. Please ignore the form supplied on the Gov.uk website and just submit this one, using the 'Submit application' button at the bottom of the page.

You will also need to apply for an environmental permit if you are applying for a site licence or register as a waste carrier, broker or dealer if you are applying for a collector's licence.

Charges

Licence

Charge

Site

£759

Collector's

£440.50

Variation of Site to Collector's

£244

Variation of Collector's to Site

£230

Change of site manager

£145

Simple variation

£50

Replacement licence

£11

Replacement badge for collector

£11

You could be fined up to £5000 if you deal scrap metal without a licence.

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