All scrap metal dealers in Mid Devon require a licence.

You are a scrap metal dealer if:

  • you are carrying on a business which consists wholly or partly in buying or selling scrap metal, whether or not the metal is sold in the form in which it was bought;
  • you are carrying on a business as a motor salvage operator

There are two types of licence:

  •  site licence - allows you to buy and sell scrap metal from a fixed location within the council area; or
  •  collectors licence - allows you to travel within the council area to collect scrap metal, you may not take this metal back to a site that you run within the council area in order to sell it

Further information

Please read our scrap metal dealer guidance before applying as it contains important information about the application process.


Scrap Metal Dealers Site licence - £250.00

Scrap Metal Dealers Collector licence - £180.00

Vary Site Manager - £46.00

Other variations - £30.00


Download: Mid Devon Scrap metal dealers application form

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