Metal dealer licence
A Metal Dealer Licence is required for carrying on business as a scrap merchant.
View the guidance notes for metal / itinerant metal dealers [16Kb] for more information and exemptions.
How much does a licence cost?
The application fee payable depends on the length of licence that you want. A one year metal dealer licence is £215 and a three year metal dealer licence is £285.
- The fee for a one year itinerant metal dealer licence is £125 and a three year licence is £190.
- The fees change every year so check with the licensing office before you send payment.
How do I apply?
If you have difficulty applying online please contact the Licensing Department on (01738) 475180.
What happens if the Council fails to make a decision on my application within 6 months (180 days)?
The licence will be granted or renewed.