Precious Metals Dealer's Permit Information

To obtain a Precious Metals Dealer's Permit in the City of Falls Church you must have the following items:
  • Please complete the Falls Church Precious Metal Dealer's Permit Application.
  • Please complete the Falls Church Precious Metals Dealer's Bond form.
  • Please obtain documentation that all weighing devices used in the business have been inspected and approved by local or state weights and measures official. You may call the Warrenton Office, 540-347-6383 or write the following address for further information about this:

    Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
    Division of Consumer Protection
    Office of Product & Industry Standards
    PO Box 1163 - Room 402
    Richmond, VA 23218

  • Contact Detective Elliott at 703-248-5068 (TTY 711) or via email and make an appointment to complete the rest of the application. The appointment with Detective Elliott entails having your fingerprints and a digital photograph taken. A background check is also done at that time.
  • Please also submit a payment of $250 annual application fee to the city Treasurer.
Please visit the Virginia General Assembly's Legislative Information System for a review of the Virginia Code pertaining to the precious metals dealer's license.