Itinerant Metal Dealers licence
If you act as an itinerant - or travelling metal dealer - you must be licensed by a Scottish local authority.
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 South Ayrshire Council and accompanied by any requested fee.
You must be a fit and proper person and not be disqualified from holding a licence.
How to apply
The links below take you to another website which processes these applications on behalf of South Ayrshire Council
What happens next?
Before considering an application South Ayrshire Council must have received all
the required supporting documentation before the application is considered lodged.
Public notice of the application may be given in a local newspaper and objections
may be considered.
South Ayrshire 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 may be given the opportunity to make representations.
It is in the public interest that the South Ayrshire Council must process your application
before it can be granted. We would expect to process your application within 183
calendar days or 131 working days. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable
period, please contact us.
Will Tacit Consent apply
Yes, where the local authority fails to make a decision within six months of receipt of the
application, the licence is deemed to be granted or renewed.
What if I have been refused approval?
Please contact South Ayrshire Council using the contact details below in the first
You can request reasons in writing for the refusal within 28 days of the date of
You may appeal to the sheriff 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 service provider 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 Direct will give you advice or you can
contact us directly. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
If you wish to complain about a licence holder then please use the contact details
Who to contact
South Ayrshire Council
Ayr KA7 1DR
Tel: 01292 617682