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
To apply for an initial permit or renewal please:
Submit a check or money order made payable to the Treasurer, Hanover County in the amount of $200 (non-refundable) to the Hanover County Treasurer's Office and submit receipt with application.
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.
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.
services are offered by appointment only. Please call 804-365-6110,
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, to make an appointment and for questions
or additional information.