A metal dealer is someone who runs a business buying or selling metal, including gold and silver. There are 2 categories of metal dealer's licence:

  1. Metal dealer licence – if you trade from premises such as a shop, yard or office you will require a separate licence for each site.
  2. Itinerant metal dealer – if you travel from place to place buying and selling metal but have no premises you will require this licence. This type of licence will allow you to trade throughout Scotland, not just in the Falkirk Council area.

Exemption warrants

If your metal dealing business has had a turnover of £1,000,000 in the last 18 months, you can apply for an Exemption Warrant. You will need to provide evidence of this to us in writing from an accountant.

How to apply

We're working towards an online application process and reviewing our forms and guidance notes. To apply for a licence, please contact us.

Licensing Section
District Court Offices
Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street
01324 501575