The Code of Virginia requires that a dealer purchasing precious metals or gems from the public must obtain a permit.
All applicants must appear in person with a completed and notarized precious metal gems dealer application (PDF) and must present a valid photo I.D. with application at the Sheriff’s Office located at:
7522 County Complex Road
Hanover, VA 23069
Submit a check or money order made payable to the Treasurer, Hanover County in the amount of $200 (non-refundable).
Upon receipt of your application, a criminal background investigation will be completed in accordance with Virginia State Code. All applicants are required to be fingerprinted and photographed.
Submit written evidence from local or state weights and measures officials approving all weighing devices used by the applicant.
Submit a copy of a surety bond in the amount of $10,000 or provide a letter of credit issued for the same amount.
Applications and fingerprinting will only be received and/or conducted Monday through Friday (not including holidays) between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.