Application for a Scrap Metal Dealer's
Licence
Section 1 - Applicant (for all applicants)
Type of licence you are applying for A site licence A collector’s licence
Applying as
An individual A company A partnership
Your trading name
Type of Licence New licence Renewal of existing licence
For renewals please provide your existing licence number
Section 2 - Permits, registrations and licences in force
Please provide details of any relevant environmental permit, exemption or registration (such as a
scrap metal dealer or a motor salvage operator) in relation to the applicant:
Type Identifying Number Date of Issue
Type Identifying Number Date of Issue
Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary
Please provide details, including licence number, of any other scrap metal licence issued by any
authority to the applicant within the last 3 years (please use a continuation sheet if necessary):
Are you registered as a waste carrier? Yes No
If ‘yes’ please provide your carrier’s registration number:
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Section 3 - If applying for a Site Licence
A site licence authorises the licensee to carry on business at a site in the authority’s area. You can
apply to licence multiple sites using this form.
Details of prospective licence holder
Full name
Maiden name or any other surnames you have been known
by
Date of birth
Position/Role in the Business
I attach a Basic Disclosure Certificate issued by Disclosure Scotland Yes No
If you do not provide a disclosure certificate your application may be delayed or rejected.
FurtherinformationaboutBasicDisclosureCertificatesandDisclosureScotlandaresetoutintheexplanatorynotes.
Contact details
Business address
Business telephone
numbers
Home address
(you must provide this)
Home telephone numbers
Email address
Correspondence should be sent to Business address Home address Email address
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Site details. Please list
the details for each site where you propose to carry on business as a
scrap metal dealer in this local authority area. If you operate more than two sites in the area
please provide details for each site on a continuation sheet. [N.B- If the applicant operates multiple
sites within a licensing authority area, provision should be made for more than one site manager]
Site 1 Site 2
Full Address including postcode
Telephone number
Email address
Website address
Manager(s) name and address
Manager(s) date of birth
Basic Disclosure Cert attached? Yes No Yes No
Partnerships
If you are applying as a partnership, please provide the following details in respect of each partner
- where there are more than two partners then please use a continuation sheet.
Full name 1. 2.
Previous surnames 1. 2.
Basic disclosure cert attached? Yes No Yes No
Companies
If you are applying as a company please provide the details set out below about the company.
Company name
Registration number
Address of the registered office
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Directors
Please provide the follo
wing details for each director(s), shadow director(s) and company secretary
where these are different from the applicant and site manager(s) – where necessary please use a
continuation sheet.
Name 1. 2.
Role 1. 2.
Date of Birth 1. 2.
Full Address including postcode 1. 2.
Basic disclosure cert attached? Yes No Yes No
Please provide details of any site in the area of any other local authority at which the applicant
carriers on business as a scrap metal dealer or proposes to do so
Full Address including postcode
Please name the local authority which has
licensed this site, or to whom applications
have been made if before commencement
of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
Please continue on a separate sheet of paper if necessary.
Only applicable to sites established after 1 November 1990
Do you have planning permission? Yes No
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Section 4 - If Applying for a Collector's Licence
Details of prospective licence holder
Full Name
Any previous surnames used
Over 18 years old?
Date of Birth
Basic disclosure certificate attached? Yes No
If you do not provide a disclosure certificate your application may be delayed or rejected.
Contact details
Business address
Business telephone numbers
Home address
(you must provide this)
Home telephone numbers
Email address
For correspondence use Business address Home address Email address
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Section 5 - Motor Salvage (for all applicants)
Will your business consist of acting as a motor salvage operator? This is defined as a business
that:
wholly or in part recovers salvageable parts from motor vehicles for re-use or re-sale, and
then sells the rest of the vehicle for scrap
wholly or mainly involves buying written-off vehicles and then repairing and selling them off
and
wholly or mainly buys or sells motor vehicles for the purpose of salvaging parts from them
or repairing them and selling them off.
Yes
No
To operate as a motor salvage operator you will need to apply for a site licence.
Section 6 - Bank Accounts that will be used for payments to
Suppliers (for all applicants)
Please provide details of the bank account(s) that will be used to make payment to suppliers, in
accordance with s12 of the Scrap metal Dealers Act 2013.
If more than two bank accounts will be used, please use a continuation sheet.
Account Name 1. 2.
Sort code 1. 2.
Account Number 1. 2.
Section 7 - Payment (for all applicants)
How do you wish to make payment for your scrap metal dealer’s licence?
Direct Debit (please complete separate direct debit form)
Cheque (please make payable to Dover District Council)
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Section 8 - Criminal Convictions (for all applicants)
Have you, any listed partners, any listed directors, or any listed site manager(s) in this application
ever been convicted of a relevant offence or been the subject of any relevant enforcement action?
(Please see below for a list of relevant offences).
Yes No
If ‘yes’ you must provide details for each conviction, the date of the conviction, the name and
location of the convicting court, offence of which you were convicted and the sentence imposed:
Section 9 - Declaration (for all applicants)
The information contained in this form is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I understand that if I make a material statement knowing it to be false, or if I recklessly make a
material statement which is false, I will be committing an offence under Schedule 1 Para 5 of the
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, for which I may be prosecuted, and if convicted, fined.
I understand that the local authority to whom I make my application may consult other agencies
about my suitability to be licensed as a scrap metal dealer, as per section 3(7) of the Scrap Metal
Dealers Act 2013, and that those other agencies may include other local authorities, the
Environment Agency, the Natural Resources Body for Wales, and the police.
I understand that the purpose of the sharing of this data is to form a full assessment of my
suitability to be licensed as a scrap metal dealer. I also understand that the sharing of information
about me may extend to sensitive personal data, such as data about any previous criminal
offences. Some details will also be displayed on a national register, as required by the Scrap metal
Dealers Act 2013. I hereby expressly consent to this processing of my data and display of relevant
information on the public register.
Signed Date
Signed Date
Signed Date
Signed Date
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Help with completing your Application
If you need more help in completing the application then call your local council licensing team.
They will be happy to help.
Section 1 – For everyone
This section asks if you are applying for a collector’s licence or a site licence. You may only apply
for one type of licence in each council area, but you can apply to run multiple sites. For instance,
you could apply to run 3 sites in council A’s area, and also apply to be a collector in council B’s
area.
A site licence lets you buy and sell scrap metal from a fixed location within the council area.
A collector’s 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.
Section 2 – For everyone
In order to carry on your business you may need to hold other environmental permits or licences
that we should know about. For instance, if you carry waste as part of your business it is a legal
requirement to register as a waste carrier. This includes transporting waste while travelling from job
to job, to a storage place for disposal later, or to a waste disposal company or waste site. For more
information on this, or to register call: 03708 506506 or visit: www.environment-
agency.gov.uk/wastecarriers
This section also asks for details of any other scrap metal licences you hold. Please make sure you
include the licence number so that we can check this against the national register.
Section 3 – For site licences
Fill out this section if you want a site licence. It should be filled out in the name of the person who
will hold the scrap metal dealer’s licence. As well as details about you and your business, we will
also need details of any directors or partners involved in the business including their home
address. We also need to know the address of the site or sites you want the licence for, as well as
the details of each site manager responsible for that site including their home address. These
details are required by law or to facilitate checks on the applicant or so that you can be contacted if
there are any problems.
You and every person listed on the application form needs to submit a Basic Disclosure Certificate
from Disclosure Scotland. You can apply for this certificate at
http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/apply/individuals/
This is because the Home Office has decided that you and any person listed on the application
need to tell the council if you have been convicted of certain crimes. Possessing a conviction may
not automatically prevent you from having a licence if the offence was unrelated to being a scrap
metal dealer or a long time ago, and you can convince the council that you are a suitable person.
A Basic Disclosure Certificate is considered to be only valid for a limited time, but can be used to
apply to as many councils as you want within that time. Typically, three months is the longest that
you can expect your check to be considered valid.
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There is not
much space on the form, so if you need to list more than one site manager, director, or
partner, then please continue on a separate piece of paper setting out the details in the same way
as the form.
A site manager is the person who will be in charge of the site on a daily basis.
A director or partner is someone who has or shares legal responsibility for the operation of the
company, including filing returns at Companies House.
We also want to know if you operate or propose to operate a site in another local authority area,
along with details of this site, the council which has licensed it or to whom you have applied for a
licence.
If your site(s) were established after 1990, then you are required to have planning permission from
the council. You will need to tell us if this is the case, and it will be checked with the council
planning department.
Section 4 – For a collector’s licence
Fill out this section if you want a collector’s licence. It should be filled out in the name of the
person who will hold the scrap metal dealer’s licence. You are asked to provide contact details,
including the place where you live, so that the council can get in touch with you if necessary.
You need to submit a Basic Disclosure Certificate from Disclosure Scotland along with the
application form. You can apply for this certificate at
http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/apply/individuals/
This is because the Home Office has decided that you need to tell the council if you have been
convicted of certain crimes. Possessing a conviction may not automatically prevent you from
having a licence if the offence was unrelated to being a scrap metal dealer or a long time ago, and
you can convince the council that you are a suitable person.
A Basic Disclosure Certificate is considered to be only valid for a limited time, but can be used to
apply to as many councils as you want within that time. Typically, three months is the longest that
you can expect your check to be considered valid.
You will need to ensure that all your vehicles are roadworthy and are properly taxed, insured and
otherwise meet the legal requirements to be on the road.
Section 5 – Motor salvage operator
This section asks if you will be salvaging motor vehicles as part of your work. The Scrap Metal
Dealers Act 2013 brings together the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 together with Part 1 of the
Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001, which means you now only need a scrap metal dealer’s licence. You
will need to apply for a site licence to operate as a motor salvage operator.
Section 6 – Bank accounts that will be used for payments to
suppliers
This section asks you for the bank details which you will use to pay people for the scrap metal you
receive or sell. This is to check that you are not selling the metal for cash, which is illegal. These
details will be kept securely by the council.
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Section 7 – Payment
There is a fee to apply for a licence and your council will tell you how you can pay. The fee varies
from council to council as it reflects their costs of processing the form and checking that people are
doing what the licence requires. Applications cannot be accepted unless the correct fee has been
paid.
Section 8 – Criminal convictions
This section asks you to set out any relevant convictions or enforcement activity that has been
undertaken against you by the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales. It is an offence
under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 to make or recklessly make a false statement. The
information listed here will be checked against the Basic Disclosure Certificate from Disclosure
Scotland that you are required to submit with the application, along with information retained by the
police and the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales.
Section 9 – Declaration
The person who will hold the scrap metal dealer’s licence needs to sign and date the declaration,
as do the other people named on the form. This section also explains that the council has to share
some of these details with the police, Environment Agency, or Natural Resources Wales when
checking whether the applicant(s) is a suitable person to hold a licence. Some of the information
will also be displayed on a public register.
If you do not agree to this use of your information then you should not sign the form. If you are in
any doubt about what this section means then speak to your council’s licensing team.
Relevant offences
These are to be confirmed in Home Office Regulations. The LGA anticipates, based on the
explanatory notes to the Scrap metal Dealers Act 2013, that these will reflect other
environmental permitting schemes and suggests the below as an indicative list:
Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989: Sections 1, 5 or 7(3)
Customs and Excise Management Act 1979: Section 170 (for environmental/metal theft
related offences only)
Environment Act 1995: Section 110(2)
Environmental Permitting Regulations 2007: Regulation 38
Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010: Regulation 38
Environmental Protection Act 1990: Sections 33 and 34
Food and Environment Protection Act 1985: Section 9(1)
Fraud Act 2006: Section 1 (for environmental/metal theft related offences only)
Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005
Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005
Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012: Section 146
Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002: Sections 327, 328, 330, 331 & 332 (for environmental/metal
theft related offences only)
Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 (for environmental/metal theft related offences only)
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Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
Theft Act 1968: Sections 1, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 22 & 25 (for environmental/metal theft
related offences only)
Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 1994
Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007
Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001: Part 1
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006
Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011: Regulation 42
Water Resources Act 1991: Section 85, 202 or 206
Please return your application to:
Dover District Council
Licensing Team
White Cliffs Business Park
Dover
CT16 3PJ
01304 872295
Licensing@dover.gov.uk
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