Other licences

Scrap metal licence


A licence is required before any person can collect scrap metal or run a scrap metal site. The licence issued by us. For more information call 01327 322278 or email licensing.snc@westnorthants.gov.uk. The licensing team is available between 9:00am and 4:00pm. To make an appointment with an officer please contact us.


There are conditions attached to each licence and these must be adhered to.

Please also see our scrap metal licensing policy.


Scrap metal fees are split between an application fee and a fee on grant of a licence. The application fee must be paid at the time of submission. Once it has been determined that a licence can be granted then the remainder of the fee will be due, should a licence not be granted then the second fee is not payable.

Site licence fees

  • Application fee - £230.72
  • On grant - £181.28

Total payable £412.00

Collector licence fee

  • Application fee - £173.04
  • On grant - £135.96

Total payable £309.00

Variation to either licence

  • Application fee - £86.24
  • On grant - £67.76

Total payable £154.00

Apply / renew