License - Itinerant Metal Dealer
If you act as an itinerant - or travelling metal dealer - you must be licensed by Clackmannanshire Council. Such a licence will allow you to sell scrap metal anywhere in Scotland.
Your application must be in writing (including by electronic means), in the form specified by the Council and accompanied by the appropriate fee.
You must be a fit and proper person and not be disqualified from holding a licence.
In the event that you wish to trade in second hand goods as part of your licence, you will also require a second hand dealers licence [LINK]
A summary of the regulation relating to this licence
Application Evaluation Process
Public notice of the application must be given in a local newspaper (as determined by the Council) and objections may be considered.
The Council may make such reasonable inquiries as they think fit and include the results of these inquiries in matters they take into account, but where they intend to include any of these results they must notify you.
You will be given the opportunity to make representations.
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the six month period following on from receipt of your completed application form.
Application for a metal dealing licence
Application to change a itinerant metal dealer licence
Application to surrender a itinerant metal dealer licence
Failed Application Redress
Please contact the Licensing Administrator in the first instance:
You can request reasons in writing for the refusal within 28 days of the date of the decision.
You may appeal to the sheriff against the decision which must be lodged within 28 days from the date of the decision.
Licence Holder Redress
Please contact the Licensing Administrator in the first instance.
You can request reasons in writing for a refusal to renew, a variation or suspension of a licence within 28 days of the date of the decision.
You may appeal to the sheriff court at Alloa against the decision which must be lodged within 28 days from the date of the decision.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Rights webpage
will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre
If your application is refused you cannot apply again in respect of the same activity in the same area within one year of the refusal unless there has been a material change of circumstances.
Any party to an appeal to the sheriff may appeal on a point of law from the sheriff's decision to the Court of Session within 28 days from the date of that decision.
Please note that fees lodged with any Licence application are non-refundable.
For Further Information Contact
Licensing Administrator, Community and Regulatory
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: +44 (0)1259 452093 / 450000