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Scrap Dealer

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A Scrap Dealer is any business or person engaged in purchasing or obtaining material of any kind (such as vehicle parts, machinery, copper and other metals or metal alloys, batteries, rubber and other like materials) from persons other than the original distributor and reselling the same. The material obtained is put to a use inconsistent with its original purpose; to be scrapped, dismantled, melted, pressed or otherwise disfigured, and to be resold or used by the purchaser in its altered form. This activity does not apply to any persons engaged solely in recycling metal cans, paper, cardboard or glass. 


$50 Annual license fee, pro-rated to $35 after June 30


Tempe City Code §16A-1 to §16A-39 

Application (must be completed online)

Scrap Dealer Business License Application
Scrap Dealer Individual License Application

Application packet must contain the following:

  • Business Application
  • Individual Application for each owner

Note: All Owners must submit fingerprints

$22 fingerprint fee per person

Fingerprint cards created by licensing office

Application packet is forwarded to:

1. Building Safety 

2. Development Services 

3. Fire Prevention 

4. Police Department