Effective January 1, 2012, a person operating as a crafted precious metal dealer in the State of Texas must register with the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC). As defined in Chapter 1956 of the Texas Occupations Code, a crafted precious metal dealer is a person registered to engage in the business of purchasing and selling precious metal items, EXCEPT FOR coins, bars, commemorative medallions, or items that the dealer purchases for 105% or more of the scrap value.
Registration processes and requirements are provided within 7 TAC Chapter 85, Subchapter B. Entities, organizations, and inividuals required to file to register with the OCCC must submit applications through the Precious Metals portal located on the Texas Department of Public Safety's (TxDPS) website. You can access this portal by selecting the appropriate link below.
Note: Ensure you register through the Precious Metal portal and not the Metals Recycling portal.
If you have any questions regarding registration for the Crafted Precious Metal Dealers, you may send an email to the OCCC Licensing Department.
If you have never used the Metals Registration program through the TxDPS website, click the link below to create a new account. Once your account has been created, you may complete and submit your OCCC registration application through the TxDPS portal.
If you currently have a user account for the Metals Registration program through the TxDPS website, click the link below to submit your OCCC registration application and renewal through the TxDPS portal.
If you are renewing a registration, you may do so by clicking on the below link to "Submit New Registration or Renewal Application". Upon entering the TxDPS web portal:
If you would like to access public records, click the link below to request available records and reports through the TxDPS portal.