Ownership Documents are documents provided by the Texas Secretary of State that show proof of ownership of the business. Acceptable forms are Assumed Name Records, Certificate of Filing, Certificate of Formation, and Certificate of Fact. They can be uploaded during the registration process on Texas Online Metals (TOM).
The new owner for the location will need to complete an Affidavit (RSD-807) indicating that the previous owner (who is subject to the disciplinary action), has no, nor will have any, direct involvement in the business of the metal recycling entity, per Texas Administrative Code §36.11 (d) and (e). This document should be uploaded with the required ownership documents at the time of application.
As per the Texas Administrative Code §36.36(d), an applicant or registrant shall notify the department within seventy-two (72) hours of the conviction of a disqualifying offense. Disqualifying offenses can be found in the Texas Administrative Code, §36.55. The department can be notified by email, fax, or phone.
Texas Online Metals (TOM)
Once you are logged in on Texas Online Metals, click on My Account and then go to Password Update under Manage Account.
Online Texas Metals Recycler Training
The Online Texas Metals Recycler Training is an online training course MRE Owners are required to complete, per Texas Administrative Code §36.34 It contains information about laws and regulations necessary to operate an MRE in the state of Texas.
First, ensure you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser. The training is not compatible with Internet Explorer. If you are in the correct browser and still do not see the training under enrollments, contact DPS.
No. The Online Texas Metals Recycler Training is valid for two (2) years from the competition date and can be applied to all location renewals within that timeframe.
Yes. The Online Metals Recycler Training is required for MRE Owners; however, anyone can take the training. To set up other accounts, provide DPS with the names and email addresses of all users you would like to take the training. DPS will set up their user accounts and they will be able to access the training. Only MRE Owners are required to provide certificates of completion.
Cash Transaction Card
The seller completes the application at the MRE; the MRE will approve the application, and then produce the card and mail it to the seller.
Yes. However, the seller will have to declare their correct mailing address.
Yes, the address should be the actual mailing address. The cash transaction card must be mailed to the seller by the MRE; a valid mailing address is required.
Yes, Texas Occupations Code §1956.0382 does not prevent an MRE from retaining a cash transaction card issued by that MRE for use in future transactions with the seller.
No. A cash transaction card required by a local law, regulation, or ordinance consistent with Texas Administrative Code §36.37 that is issued subsequent to the effective date of the rule must comply with the rule. However, any such card issued prior to the effective date of the rule need not comply with this section so long as it remains valid and has not expired, unless more than two (2) years has passed since the date of issuance.
No. Texas Occupations Code §1956.0382(b) only requires the digital photograph must accurately depict the applicant's entire face taken at the time the applicant completes the application, and the thumbprint must be clear and legible.
No. However, it is suggested the card be no smaller than 2" x 3" and no larger than 3" x 5".
No. However, if an MRE chooses to accept a cash transaction card issued by another MRE they may; that is at the discretion of the MRE.
Yes. The cash transaction card can list all locations/certificates owned by the issuing metal recycling entity.
Texas Occupations Code §1956.0382(e) requires cash transaction cards be mailed to the address provided on the application for the card, not given directly to the person. Renewed cash transaction cards may be given to the applicant in person ONLY under certain circumstances. For complete information visit Cash Transaction Card.
Please visit Forms to download the forms. You may request copies by calling (512) 424-7293.
Instructions on how to submit an alternate form for review by the department can be found on Forms.
Texas Penal Code §46.01 Definition:
Any explosive or incendiary bomb, grenade, rocket or mine, that is designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury, death, or substantial property damage, or for the principal purpose of such a loud report as to cause undue public alarm or terror, and includes a device designed, made, or adapted for delivery or shooting an explosive weapon.
Some types of regulated materials can contain varying types of explosives that can be difficult to detect. All metal recycling entities need to know the dangers of receiving materials containing explosives at the facility. For this reason, DPS sends regular reminders and recommendations regarding what a metal recycling entity can do should they encounter explosives. Remember the three R's: RECOGNIZE, RETREAT AND REPORT.
Please also visit Texas Metals Program.
Transactions should be reported within two (2) business days of the date of purchase.
Visit Reporting Guidelines for instructions on how to upload transactions into TOM.
Once you are logged in to Texas Online Metals (TOM), under Account Management click on Add Additional User. Complete the form requesting information and a password will be sent to the new user. They will then be able to upload transactions for your MRE.
No, for reporting purposes, the address reported for a seller of regulated materials must be a physical address and cannot be a Post Office Box.
No. The fact that certain batteries are now "regulated materials" under the statute does not change the requirements of Texas Occupations Code §1956.103. This only affects the MRE's reporting requirements.
The Metals Glossary outlines some of the key terms used in the MRE program.
Precious Metals Dealers
Contact the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner.