Precious Metal Permits

In South Carolina, the Precious Metal Law regulates and mandates who and where businesses can operate, and how to conduct their businesses. The state law places the enforcement and regulation on each local law enforcement agency. Businesses that apply and obtain a precious metal permit must complete a precious metal application, submit a $50 money order, and pass a background check. After passing the background check, a permit signed by the Chief of Police is issued to the business which allows the business to purchase gold, silver, platinum, and precious stones for the one year permit. The law requires the business to keep documentation on the customer and property purchased. To review the SC Precious Metal Law and to fill out and submit the permit application, please click on the appropriate links below.