How do I apply for a licence?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic we are requesting that all licensing business is dealt with electronically for the foreseeable future. This is via the website where possible, or via email at

Applications forms for all areas of licensing are available on our website. To avoid delay please do not post any applications as we cannot guarantee they will be received in a timely manner.

Where the usual requirement is for an original document to be submitted, we will accept scanned copies during this time.

Please read the guidance documents in the downloads section before applying.

Then complete the application form and return it to us.

For full details of the act you can view the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.