Frequently Asked Questions
Salvage Collector Permit Application
1. What is the process for the transaction record form approval for the
Answer: The form will be viewed by someone from LPD who is
familiar with the salvage process.
2. Can first time applicants obtain a collector’s permit through the mail?
Answer: No. First time applicants must bring their completed
application to the Lincoln Police Department, 575 South 10th
Street, so they may be photographed & fingerprinted.
Preferably between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Monday
3. Can salvage collector renewal forms be mailed to Lincoln Police?
Answer: Yes. They can be mailed to the attention of the Crime
Analysis Unit, Lincoln Police Department, 575 South 10th
Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508.
4. What if I lose my permit? Is there a charge for a duplicate?
Answer: You may obtain a duplicate from the Lincoln Police
Department. There is no charge for a duplicate permit.
5. Should the address on the application form be the home address or the
Answer: Both addresses should be listed on the application
6. If an individual is denied a permit, can the salvage company still buy
high value salvage material from the individual?
Answer: Yes, if the individual has identification. However,
after February 1, 2007, the salvage operator must keep the
material for 72 hours.
7. How do the salvage companies handle companies such as Waste Away Sewer & Drain or
ABC Manufacturing, when they send employees with their high
value salvage material?
Answer: If the salvage operator has a “signed contract” with
a particular company to do business with them, the following
information must be obtained on a transaction report(s):
date and hour of the day when each article was received;
The name and signature of the individual who handled the
transaction on behalf of the salvage operation;
c) The amount
paid to the customer(s), if any;
d) The complete description of
weight and grade of each material received;
e) The “Salvage
Collector’s Permit number”;
f) The signature and index
fingerprint of the seller;
g) If there is a signed contract with a
company, the signature of the seller is not required on the
transaction report because we will rely on the signature of the
signed contract for the purposes of the signature. Therefore,
the salvage operator must ensure that they have a signed
contract on their premises;
h) The salvage collector’s permit
number can be placed on the signed contract and therefore it is
not necessary to place it on every transaction report as long as
it is on the signed contract. If it is NOT on the signed contract
then the salvage collector’s permit number must be documented
on the transaction report;
i) A fingerprint shall NOT be
required for high value material transactions with:
(1) Any person/company with a salvage operation,
recycling processing center operation, recycling center
operation, or composting operation.
(2) Any officer, employee or contractor acting in behalf
of a manufacturing, industrial, or commercial facility or
corporation that utilizes high value salvage material in
their regular course of their primary business and has an
established place of business as defined by Lincoln City
8. What if Ever Clear Plumbing Company purchases a salvage collector's permit for one of their
employees in order to have that employee sell the company's scrap metal to the salvage operator? Should the check be payable to the permit holder or could the check be made out to Ever Clear Plumbing Company?
Answer: The check for the scrap metal is not required to be made out to the permit holder who is selling the scrap metal.
9. What if a customer doesn’t have a permit or identification?
Answer: The customer must have either a permit or some type
operator’s license or identification card issued by any state or
by the United States.