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Kansas Requires Scrap Dealer Registration

By Staff Writer July 13, 2020

Scrap metal dealers now required by state law to register with the attorney general’s office for the first time since 2017 may now begin doing so, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said recently.

Under the provisions of the 2015 scrap metal law, which were suspended by the Legislature from 2017 to 2019 but have been reinstated for 2020, every “scrap metal dealer” must obtain a registration certificate from the attorney general’s office in order to legally purchase scrap metal in Kansas. The law’s purpose is reducing scrap metal theft in the state.

The application form for scrap metal dealers and related proposed regulations are now available on the attorney general’s website at 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.

Beginning July 1, scrap metal dealers are also required to report certain transactions to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation through an online database.

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