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Motor salvage operator registration
To enable the Licensing Unit to respond to an application by
email, applicants must make sure they say whether the business is
operated as a:
- sole trader;
- partnership; or
- body corporate (limited companies and limited liability
In the case of a partnership or a limited company, the unit will
need to know the number of partners or directors.
Operators who trade in Kent but not in Medway must contact Kent
County Council (KCC) Trading Standards on 01622
696405 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration will last for three years and a newly-completed
application form will need to be submitted to Medway Council two
months before the expiry of any existing registration (together
with the registration fee current at that time).
The council must be satisfied that the applicant is a fit and
proper person to carry on the business of a motor salvage
The Home Office guidelines indicate that anyone who is an
undischarged bankrupt or who declares relevant unspent convictions
will be refused registration.
Completed application forms will be submitted to Kent Police for
A letter of confirmation will be sent to the applicant following
A registered person is required to notify the council of any
changes to the details held on the register and to notify the
cessation of business as a motor salvage operator within 28 days -
failure to do so is a criminal offence.
The council is required to establish and maintain a register of
motor salvage operators and must ensure that the contents of the
register are available for inspection by members of the public at
any reasonable time. The register must contain the following
- the full name of the motor salvage operator;
- the names of all the directors if the business is undertaken by
a body corporate or the names of all partners, if the business is
undertaken by a partnership;
- the address, if the operator is a body corporate, of its
registered or principal office, of each place in the administrative
area of the council which is occupied by the motor salvage operator
wholly, mainly or partly for the purpose of carrying on a business
as defined in Section 1(2) of the Vehicles
(Crime) Act 2001.
Notes to assist in the completion of the form
Applicants should ensure that they have the correct application
form(s) to register their business. Different forms are provided
for each type of legal entity, namely:
- sole proprietor;
- partnership; and
- body corporate.
If the business is a partnership or body corporate, each partner
or director will need to complete a separate Part B form.
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