Scrap metal dealer licence

We are currently experiencing a large number of telephone calls into the service with queries.

If you need to contact us, at the moment we would appreciate an email setting out your enquiry. For general licensing matters, the email address is

If you still feel you need to leave a telephone answer message, please note that we will prioritise your call and may not be able to respond to you if your enquiry could be resolved by visiting the website.

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 covers scrap metal dealing, scrap metal collecting or motor salvage operations. 

We have a Derby City Council Scrap Metal Dealers Policy  and a scrap metal licence must be issued by us for:

  • a site licence or

  • a collectors licence


Site licensing information


Collectors licensing information


Data protection

Please note that we may be required by law to disclose to the appropriate authorities, further information relating to applications and licences for the purposes of law enforcement and the prevention of fraud.

Public Register

The Environment Agency must maintain a public register of scrap metal dealer licences. Each entry in the register must record:

  • the name of the authority which issued the licence
  • the name of the licensee
  • any trading name of the licensee
  • the address of any site identified in the licence
  • the type of licence
  • the date on which the licence is due to expire

The Licensing Team is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you use our services.  Please view Licensing Team Privacy Notices for further information.  Printed copies are available on request.


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Tuesday 9am to 12.45pm
Wednesday 9am to 12.45pm
Thursday 9am to 12.45pm
Friday 9am to 12.45pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Contact details

Post address:
Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 641951
Minicom: 01332 640666
Fax: 01332 643299
Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street