Scrap metal dealer licences

To be a scrap metal dealer, you need a licence from us.

Apply for a licence

You can download an application for a licence:

The fee is £281 for a three year scrap metal dealer licence.

The licensed dealer must notify us of any changes to these details or if they cease to be a scrap metal dealer.

Registration requirements

A scrap metal dealer shall be classed as carrying on a business in the Wycombe district area if any of the following apply:

  • the dealer occupies a place as a scrap metal store in the area
  • the dealer does not occupy a place as a scrap metal store but has a usual place of residence in the area
  • the dealer does not occupy a place as a scrap metal store but occupies a place for business purposes
  • the dealer does not occupy a place as a scrap metal store but collects scrap metal (including end of life vehicles) in the area

Does tacit consent apply?

No. We must process your application before it can be granted.

Legislation

The legislation covering this area is the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).

If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, you can get advice from Consumer Direct (external website).

From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (external website).

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 421 636 and 01494 421 710