Anyone operating as a crafted precious metal dealer in the State of Texas must register with the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC).
Crafted Precious Metal Dealers is now hosted on the Texas OCCC website ALECS. Anyone who previously held a registration from the DPS and those looking to obtain a new registration must create a new account in ALECS and submit a new application that approved upon completion of payment. Click the link below for a step by step guide on getting your CPMD registration.
If you have specific legal questions, please seek the advice of an attorney.
This process takes 10-15 minutes to complete, in which time you should be able to create your account, pay for, and print your certificate.
Log In-Existing User (Those That Have Already Applied in ALECS)
Print Certificates, Add Locations, Add Business Owners, Renew etc.
FAQ- Crafted Precious Metal Dealers (CPMD)
How do I?...
Add a temporary location
Submit a new application and for location type select temporary.
Renew (Available Dec of 2019)
(Those registered through DPS previously and new applicants must apply as new)
2. Click on "Manage My Business"
3. Click on "Renew Registration"
4. Select "Crafted Precious Metal Dealers" from the "Registration Type" Menu and process your payment.
Follow steps 1-2 above and select print registration and follow the prompts.
Modify Certificate Location
Follow steps 1-2 above and select modify location and follow the prompts.
Remove a certificate:
Follow steps 1-2 above and select surrender registration and follow the prompts.
CPMD question not answered here?
Please email us with your questions and be sure to include your OCCC certificate number if you have one.
We at OCCC do not handle transaction reporting. Please contact the local law enforcement where you do business.
Statutes and Rules
These are the primary statutes and rules that apply to crafted precious metal dealers. This is not a complete list of laws that crafted precious metal dealers are required to comply with. Contact your county office for more details.
Primary State Statute
Chapter 1956, Texas Occupations Code: Metal Recycling Entities
Title 7, Chapter 85, Texas Administrative Code
Other State Statutes
Texas Legislature Online
Federal Statutes & Rules
U.S. Government Publishing Office
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