Secondary Metal Recyclers

Sheriff's Office

Metal Recyclers

Secondary Metal Recyclers

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 10-1-360 through 10-1-359.5, secondary metals recyclers who purchase regulated metal property in any quantity must register with the appropriate sheriff’s office(s) beginning July 1, 2012.

Registration Process

To Determine the County of Registration

Business (Corporation or Partnership)
If you are registering as a business, you must register with the sheriff in each county where you maintain a place of business. If you maintain a place of business in more than one county, you must file a separate registration form for each business location.

Individual (Sole Proprietor)
If you are registering as an individual, you must register in the county where you reside.

Non-resident of Georgia
If you are not a resident of Georgia, you must register in the county where you primarily engage or intend to engage in business as a secondary metals recycler.

Registration Process:
Obtain a copy of the Secondary Metals Recycler Registration form online at this link or by visiting the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office .
Complete and submit the registration form in person at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Bond Administration Unit.

Application for registration must include:
– Non-Refundable Registration Fee
– Submit payment of $200 with the registration form; the payment must be made by check or money order payable to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.
– Identification
– Citizenship / Qualified Alien Status

Registration Renewals:
Each registration is valid for a 12 month period beginning with the effective registration date as established by the sheriff’s office once all registration requirements are met.

Click here for the Georgia's Secondary Metals Compliance Guide