The Scrap Metal Unit is responsible for the registration of Scrap Metal Dealers in Mississippi. The Division enforces the Mississippi Scrap Metal Property Dealer Registration Act. Implemented in 2008, the act is the first of its kind in the Country. Strong enforcement of this act deters metal theft and serves to protect the Scrap Metal industry.
Unless exempt, Scrap Metal Dealers who pay compensation for scrap metal are required to register with the Division. All Scrap Metal Processors, those whose business it is to return scrap metal to or convert it into a raw material product, must register with the Division. Questions about registration can be directed to the Division at (601) 359-9055.
Registration is valid for two years from the date on the Certificate of Registration issued to the Dealer or Dealer/Processor by the Division. Scrap Metal Dealers or Dealer/Processors may register online via LeadsOnline (linked to the right) or on paper forms which are available upon request from the Division. Online registration is highly recommended and filing fees are reduced for those Dealers and Dealers/Processors who register online and upload their scrap metal transactions regularly.