Motor Salvage Licence
Motor Salvage Operator
Who ia a Motor Salvage Operator?
A person is a motor salvage operator if they:
recover for reuse or sale, in whole or in part, salvageable parts from motor vehicles and sell or otherwise dispose of the rest of the vehicle;
mainly or wholly buy written-off vehicles and repair and resale the same vehicle;
mainly or wholly sell or buy motor vehicles that are to be subject to any of the two activities above;
carry out activities that fall under the latter two points above.
The current fee for a Motor Salvage licence is £70.
How to apply?
You can apply online. This is a quick and easy way of completing your application. The online form is located at the right hand side of this page.
When you make an application we also need to do a Police Check. We also need photographic proof of ID such as Driving Licence or Passport.
Alternatively you can apply in writing using the forms in our related download section.
About the Act
The piece of legislation that covers the Motor Salvage licence is the Vehicles (crime) Act 2001. You can find out all about the details of the act on The National Archives website.
You can find further information about Motor Salvage Operators in the related download section on this page.
Last updated: 22nd November 2011