Information about Scrap Metal Dealers Registration
A scrap metal dealer is defined as any person who carries on a business that consists wholly or partly of buying and selling scrap metal, whether it is sold in the form it was bought or otherwise. Failing to register is a criminal offence, for which the maximum penalty upon summary conviction is £1,000. More information about Scrap Metal Dealer Registration and the Offences and Penalties can be found in the Guidance Notes for applicants available for download at the foot of this page.
Under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964, the Licensing Office undertakes the Registration of Scrap Metal Dealers who wish to trade within Dudley MBC. The purpose of the Act is to regulate the activities of scrap metal dealers, in order to prevent stolen metal being bought or sold and to assist the police in investigating such offences when they occur. In conjunction with the Duty of Care with regard to waste under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, it also seeks to protect our environment.
The Guidance Notes for applicants, available to download below or from the Licensing Office, includes details of what records should be kept and details of Offences and Penalties.
How to apply
Apply Online by using the Service Request Form link in the Contact Details box below. Please read the Guidance Notes for Scrap Metal Dealers beforehand.
The application form is also available for download at the foot of this page or from the Licensing Office if you wish to apply by post.
The Registration certificate lasts for three years from the date of issue and at present these are issued free of charge. Application for renewal of Registration should be made before the existing Registation runs out.
Guidance notes for applicants of Scrap Metal Dealers Registration can be found at the foot of this page. If you wish to dicuss your application or need more information before making an application, please contact the Licensing Office using the Contact Details box below.
There is no fee at present for Registration.
What happens if my Licence Circumstances change?
Please notify the Licensing Office immediately using the Contact Details box below.
Contacting the Licensing Office
The office is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm daily. Applicants are seen by appointment only.
Disabled users of our service, please note that if possible could you contact us to make an appointment before visiting our offices, to enable us to meet your needs.