Scrap Metal Licence
Scrap metal dealers operating in Ribble Valley without a licence face fines of up to £5,000 under new laws designed to stamp out metal theft.
The majority of the provisions of the Act come into force on 1 October 2013.
The Act repeals the previous regulatory regime contained in the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964, and introduces a licensing regime under which:
- No person may carry on business as a scrap metal dealer unless authorised by a licence under the Act; and
- Introduces an offence for failure to comply with this, which is punishable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (currently £5,000).
How to apply
All applications can be submitted by downloading and completing the scrap dealer licence registration pack
You can also apply online through the GOV.UK website
- Application to register as a scrap metal dealer
- Application to change a scrap metal dealer registration
The Home Office has produced detailed guidance on scrap metal licences and the application process.
Fees from 1 April 2023
- Application/Renewal of Site Licence - £358.90
- Variation of Site Licence – 233.40
- Application/Renewal of Collector's Licence – 258.70
- Variation of Mobile Collector's Licence – 207.00
Scrap Metal Dealers' Policy
The Council as the relevant local authority for the purposes of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (“Act”) has adopted a Scrap Metal Dealers Policy. This policy was adopted by the Council's Licensing Committee on 29 January 2019. The purpose of the Policy is to provide guidance on the way in which the Council will administer and enforce the requirements of the Act.
Consultation on Revised Scrap Metal Dealers' Policy
The Council as the relevant local authority for the purposes of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (“Act”) has updated it Scrap Metal Dealers’ Act policy. The purpose of the Policy is to provide guidance on the way in which the Council will administer and enforce the requirements of the Act. It is therefore important to consult upon its contents before it is implemented.
On 21 March 2023 the Council’s Licensing Committee approved the draft Scap Metal Dealers Policy and authorised the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to consult with interested parties and afford an opportunity for them to make any representations.
The Council would be pleased to receive any comments you may have on its draft revised policy. Responses can be made by writing to: The Licensing Officer, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe BB7 2RA or by e-mail: email@example.com
The deadline for responses is Friday 30 June 2023.