Scrap metal dealership licence

What else do I have to do?

This is to enable us to determine whether or not any person(s) proposed have a relevant conviction. Refusing to provide a basic disclosure certificate would mean that we could decline to proceed with your application.

Any certificate produced should not be more than three months old. The certificate will be returned to you once the application has been processed.

Do I need a licence to operate as a scrap metal dealer?

Yes. You cannot carry on a business as a Scrap Metal Dealer unless authorised by a licence issued under the Act.

What is the definition of a scrap metal dealer?

A scrap metal dealer is someone who:

  • Has a business which consists wholly or partly in buying or selling scrap metal, whether or not the metal is sold in the form in which it was bought, or
  • Has a business as a Motor Salvage Operator

We cannot issue a licence unless we are satisfied that you are a suitable person to carry on the business of a scrap metal dealer.

In the case of a partnership this means assessing the suitability of each of the partners in the partnership. In the case of a company, it means assessing the suitability of any directors, company secretaries or shadow directors.