Please read our information about running a scrap metal dealing business before you apply.

How to apply

You can apply for a site licence online.

You'll need to give us:

  • your details
  • if you are a company:
    • the name, address and registered number of your company
    • details of every director, shadow director and company secretary
    • you'll need a basic disclosure certificate for each of these people
  • if you are a partnership:
    • the name, address and date of birth of each partner
    • you'll need a basic disclosure certificate for each of these people
  • the address of each site in East Devon where you run (or intend to run) a business as a scrap metal dealer
  • the name, address and date of birth of each site manager
  • details of any relevant environmental permit or registration
  • details of any other scrap metal licence issued in the last three years
  • details of the bank account that will be used to pay for scrap metal
  • details of any conviction for a relevant offence or any relevant enforcement action
  • details of planning permission for the site (only applies if established after 1990)

Every person named on the application form needs to send us a Basic Disclosure Certificate from Disclosure Scotland.  This must not be more than three months old. 

Payments

You'll be charged a fee for this.  Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.