TOPEKA – (November 30, 2015) – Scrap metal dealers required by a new state law to register with the attorney general’s office may now begin doing so, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
Under the provisions of this law, which was enacted by the Legislature in June, every “scrap metal dealer” must obtain a registration certificate from the Kansas Attorney General in order to legally purchase scrap metal in Kansas. The law is aimed at reducing scrap metal theft in the state.
The application form for scrap metal dealers is now available on the Attorney General’s website at www.ag.ks.gov, under the “Licensing Programs” tab. Once scrap metal dealers begin registering with the office, the website will also include a public directory of dealers whose registration certificates have been issued.
Scrap metal dealers are encouraged to register soon. A grace period established by the new law expires at the end of the year, and in January dealers who have failed to register may be subject to fines.
Scrap metal dealers or consumers who have additional questions about the program may call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at (800) 432-2310.