Office of the Sheriff
Towns County, GA
Sheriff Chris M. Clinton
Metal Recycling
Secondary Metals Recycler Information

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 10-1-360, secondary metals recyclers who
purchase regulated metal property in any quantity must register with
the appropriate sheriff's office(s) beginning July 1, 2012. Any person
who fails to register annually may be guilty of a misdemeanor of a
high and aggravated nature.

Annually, the Office of Sheriff is required to register secondary metals
recyclers doing business in the county, keep a record of each
registration, and cause the registration information to be entered
into a statewide data base searchable by all law enforcement agencies.

The statutes that pertain to secondary metals recyclers are: O.C.G.A.
10-1-350 through O.C.G.A. 10-3-363, O.C.G.A. 40-3-36 and O.C.G.A.
40-3-56. Recyclers must be familiar with these statutes. Recyclers
may visit the Georgia Recyclers Association website to review a
summary of relevant laws at

Registrations may not be considered without full payment of the
$200.00 non-refundable registration fee. All checks returned for
insufficient funds will be assessed a $30.00 charge.

Identification must be presented at the time of registration.

For more information you may contact Cory Ingram at 706/896-4444.