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License - Itinerant Metal Dealer

The Council would prefer applicants to apply, register or give notification online if at all possible. It will remain possible, however, to arrange for the Licensing Administrator to send you the application/registration form you require or for you to collect forms at the Council's main office at Kilncraigs. You can also download a PDF of the form on the Licensing Application Forms page and lodge the completed form with the appropriate fee and necessary supporting documents with the Licensing Administrator by post or by calling at Kilncraigs...

Licence summary


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.

Eligibility Criteria


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]

Regulation Summary


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.

Apply Online


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.

Consumer Complaint


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.

Other Redress


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.

Trade Associations


None


Please note that fees lodged with any Licence application are non-refundable.

Contact information

Licensing Administrator, Community and Regulatory
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: +44 (0)1259 452093 / 450000
Email: