Precious Metals Permits

Effective October 1, 2009, North Carolina legislators amended North Carolina General Statutes 66-164 and 66-165 relating to the purchase of precious metals.

  • Beginning October 1, 2009, any person engaging in the business of purchasing precious metals must obtain a precious metals permit
  • Precious metals dealers licensed prior to Oct. 1, 2009, must comply with the ratified bill beginning January 1, 2010

Compliance with the Law

Compliance with the precious metals law is the responsibility of the business owner.  Each business is advised to consult with their attorney to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of the statute. 

Precious metals dealers should review and follow legislative laws, applications and registrations forms for compliance with precious metals regulations.  For more information, contact the following:

LT Mark Barlowe
Investigations Division
Lenoir Police Department
1035 West Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC  28645