Scrap Metal Dealers

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Currently, the public must schedule an appointment to conduct business at City Hall, including License Services. Please contact License Services at 602-262-4638 to schedule your appointment. Staff is also available to assist you via telephone and can direct you to online and email resources, where available.


NOTICE: Change to Scrap Metal Dealer License Requirements Effective Sept. 5, 2019

Who/What Requires a License?

Each person or business entity including all employees of the person or business entity, (except automotive recyclers as defined and licensed pursuant to title 28, chapter 10, and whose primary business is the dismantling, selling or disposing of parts or accessories of motor vehicles) engaged in the business of purchasing, trading, bartering or otherwise receiving secondhand or castoff material of any kind which is commonly known as scrap metal.

Application Packet & Process

Additional Requirements:

From other State or County Agencies:

  • Scrap Metal Dealers are required to register with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). To register, visit the DPS website and click on the “LeadsOnline” link.

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