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Craven District Council has a duty to licence Scrap Metal Dealers under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964.
To be a scrap metal dealer, you need to register with us using this form Registration Form [88kb]
A scrap metal dealer shall be classed as carrying on a business in the local authority area if any of the following apply.
The registered dealer must notify the local authority of any changes to these details or if they cease to be a scrap metal dealer. In addition, any Scrap Metal Dealer who deals wholly or partly in motor salvage must also be registered under the Motor Salvage Operators Regulations 2000.
Persons dealing in scrap metal, or who have a business dismantling vehicles, must be registered with the Council. The purpose of registration is to prevent crime. Registered persons are required to keep details of stock and are under other obligations with regard to scrapped vehicles. Although Council's maintain the registers, the Police enforce the requirements imposed on registered persons.
Please contact us in the first instance. Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local Magistrates' court.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made to us - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If this is insufficient, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Craven District Council
1 Belle Vue Square
Telephone: 01756 700 600
Fax: 01756 700 657