Effective January 1, 2012, a person operating as a crafted precious metal dealer in the State of Texas must register with the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC). As defined in Chapter 1956 of the Texas Occupations Code, a crafted precious metal dealer is a person registered to engage in the business of purchasing and selling precious metal items, EXCEPT FOR coins, bars, commemorative medallions, or items that the dealer purchases for 105% or more of the scrap value.
All registrations with the OCCC must be submitted through the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (TxDPS) website.
Click on the appropriate link below to file a new registration or to renew an existing registration.
|New User Registration
I f you have never used the Metals Registration program through the TxDPS website, click the link below to create a new account. Once your account has been created, you may complete and submit your OCCC registration application through the TxDPS portal.
|Existing User Registration & Renewals
If you currently have a user account for the Metals Registration program through the TxDPS website, use this link to submit your OCCC registration application and renewal through the TxDPS portal.
Access to public records and reports as provided through the TxDS portal.