Licence - motor salvage operator : Outline
Who needs to register?
Under the Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001 and the Motor Salvage Operators Regulation 2002, any person who wishes to carry on the business of a Motor Salvage Operator are now required to:
- Register with the Council in whose area they are operating.
- Maintain appropriate records of all vehicle purchases and disposals.
- Carry out full identification checks of vendors and purchasers; and
- Allow the police (and other investigators) the right of entry to the premises and the right of search. A warrant is not required where the police require entry to a registered premise.
Motor Salvage Operators will not be permitted to carry out their business unless they have registered with the local Council. It is an offence to operate a motor salvage business that has not been registered. Summary conviction of this offence may lead to a fine not exceeding level 5 (currently £5,000) on the standard scale.For more information, please contact our licensing team using the details below.
Telephone: 01543 308008