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 are now regulated by the Texas OCCC. 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 is instantly approved.
Create New Account and Register (All previous & new registrants must apply as new)
This process takes an estimated 10-15 minutes, in which time you should be able to create your account, pay for, and print your certificate.
Print Certificates, Add Locations, Add Business Owners, Renew (Available only after Dec of 2019) etc.
Access to public records and reports as provided through the TXDPS portal.
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 through Dec of 2019)
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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