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ISRI Metal Theft Laws - Licensing, Registration and Permitting

Although they may seem similar, licensing, registration, and permitting are legally-distinct provisions that are treated differently. This section covers each respective provision as applicable; it also covers states with requirements for registration and use of ScrapTheftAlert.com or other "alert" notification systems. To build a report, just select the states you'd like to review from the list below. This information can also be included in a Custom Report by selecting the following from the License & Registration category:

What Is Included In This Report

  • Licensing
  • Registration
  • ScrapTheftAlert or Other Notifications

This report can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF or as a CSV file (Excel or other database).


Please Note: This database is not intended to serve as legal advice; please consult an attorney or legal advisor regarding the application of the laws and any regulations to specific situations you may encounter. This database does not cover vehicle detitling/dismantling laws, scrap yard / junk yard zoning and screening requirements, laws on the purchase and processing of precious metals and jewelry, such as gold, silver, and platinum, or secondhand materials laws.


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Have Questions?

Justin Short
Legislative Analyst
JShort@isri.org
(202) 662-8508