A scrap metal dealer or motor salvage operator must have a licence to trade. If you do not have a licence, it is illegal for you to trade.

There are two types of licence:

  • A Site Licence - allows you to trade as a scrap metal dealer at any site, or multiple sites, in North Devon
  • A Collector's Licence - allows you to trade as a mobile collector and sell or dispose of metal (including salvageable vehicle parts) within the North Devon area only 

Apply for a scrap metal dealer licence (ODT 93KB)

If you prefer, you can register and apply online for a scrap metal dealer licence.

To apply, you will also need to:

Further information