Metal dealer licence

A Metal Dealer Licence is required for carrying on business as a scrap merchant.

View the icon 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?

Apply online

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.

Contact details

Civic Licensing (applications and payments)

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 475180