Chelmsford City Council

Scrap metal

You will need a site or a mobile collector licence if you deal scrap metal.

You can look at GOV.UK for information about who needs a licence, how to apply for a licence and the penalties for operating without one.

To apply for a licence, you will need to:

If you are having trouble downloading the application form, you can read our guidance.

What happens next

Once we receive your application, we will notify you of our decision within 14 days.

If we grant your licence, it will be valid unless you surrender it or we revoke it. Although you do not need to renew your licence each year, you will need to pay an annual fee. You will need to pay the fee on the same date as when we granted your licence.

You can view and download our Statement of Licensing Policy under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

Licence fees

New site licence application£430
Additional site licence (within Chelmsford area)£70
Site licence renewal£270
New collector's licence application£200
Collectors licence renewal£170
Licence variation£50
Replacement licence£15
Copy of licence£5

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Last updated: 20 August 2021

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