Scrap metal site licence

Site licence - fees and how to apply


  • Grant or renewal of a site licence: £280
  • Variation of a site licence: £180

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes before applying:

You can apply online for a scrap metal site licence: 

Apply for a scrap metal site licence

Alternatively, we can send you an application form: Contact Licensing

Time period for council to normally approve the application

Two months.

What happens if your application is not processed by this council within the normal approved time period (Tacit consent)

It is in the interest of public security, protection of consumers and combating fraud that this council must process the application. It may be required to consult other external agencies prior to making a decision. Therefore, should you not receive confirmation that your licence application has been granted or rejected within two months of submission; you may not commence your business.

Complaints concerning the process

In the first instance, please contact Licensing.

Any change in circumstances

Any changes affecting the information provided in the original application for a licence should be notified to this council.

Further information

You can find additional information on trading as a scrap metal dealer

Last updated: ‎26‎/‎03‎/‎2024‎ ‎13‎:‎56‎