Any person who carries on a business of buying or selling scrap metal or carries on a business as a motor salvage operator will be required to apply for a scrap metal dealers licence under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.
It is a criminal offence to trade as a scrap metal dealer without the appropriate authorisation.
You can pay for your licence online right now using our secure payment system. Please select 'Licensing' from the left-hand side:
Report a licensing issue
A register of Scrap Metal Dealers is available to view on the Environment Agency website: