Non-Ferrous Metal Permits

On June 17, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley signed House Bill 3660, commonly known as the Copper Theft Bill into law. Under the new law, effective August 17, 2011, any person wishing to transport and sell any non-ferrous metals, including copper and catalytic converters, to a scrap metal dealer must first obtain a permit to transport and sell from the sheriff's office in the county where the seller resides. Additionally, any person or business intending to purchase nonferrous metals, including copper or catalytic converters, must obtain a permit to purchase from the sheriff's office in the county where they do business.

HOW TO OBTAIN A NON-FERROUS METAL PERMIT IN BEAUFORT COUNTY

TRANSPORT AND SELL NON-FERROUS METALS: 2-YEAR PERMIT

 

Cost: FREE

Days/Times Issued: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

How to Obtain: Go to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (2001 Duke Street) and complete the required application. 

PURCHASE NON-FERROUS METALS: 2-YEAR PERMIT

 

Cost: FREE

Days/Times Issued: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

How to Obtain: Go to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (2001 Duke Street) and complete the required application. 

 

For further inquiry regarding Non-Ferrous Metal Permits, contact:

MSgt. Jeff Light  @  843-255-3615 
Lt. Thomas Vido @ 843-255-3266.

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

2001 Duke St

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

Email: BCSOWebsite@bcgov.net 

Phone: 843-255-3200

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