Precious Metals

CLICK HERE for the Application for Annual Precious Metals License Application

Applications for a License to Deal in Precious Metals may be obtained from the Centre County Sheriff’s Office during our office hours. The application fee is $50.00. All individuals and business entities desiring to deal in precious metals in Centre County MUST obtain a License before they may conduct any business. You (if an individual) or an employee of your business (if a business entity) must appear in person in the Sheriff’s Office when submitting the application. Licenses are valid for a period of one year from their date of issue. Remember to bring valid photo identification when submitting your application. The address listed on your photo identification MUST match the address you are listing for yourself on your application. Examples of acceptable valid photo identification are a current (unexpired):

  • Pennsylvania Driver’s License
  • Pennsylvania Photo Identification card

You must also bring with you a copy of your:

Federal Employer Identification number (EIN) letter, if any (required for business combinations)

  • Pennsylvania State Sales Tax License
  • Certificate of Organization or similar document identifying registration of business in Pennsylvania (not required for individuals)
  • Application for Registration of Fictitious Name, if any
  • Cash, check or money order made payable to the “County of Centre”