ISRI Metal Theft Laws - Licensing, Registration and Permitting

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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 and also covers states with slightly similar but different requirements for registration and use of 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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