News and Updates

March 2015

Texas Administrative Code §36.5
Statutory agent disclosure information must be submitted by all applicants for each location at which the applicant is seeking to conduct business. Each person applying for a certificate of registration must designate a natural person as the statutory agent and provide a physical address where that natural person may be located. This address may not be a post office box. Modification of the statutory agent disclosure information must be submitted using the department’s online application whenever the statutory agent is changed and all required fees must be paid pursuant to Texas Administrative Code §36.19.

September 2014

Reporting requirements for counties, municipalities and political subdivisions
According to Texas Occupations Code §1956.003, a county, municipality or political subdivision that issues a license or permit to a business as authorized under subsection (b) shall submit to DPS in the manner required by DPS, information on each business that issued a license or permit. Please see Reporting Spreadsheet and send with your information to

August 2013

New reporting process for Metals Recycling Entities
Effective Oct. 1, 2013, Metals Recycling Entities (MREs) will be required to report transactions at the DPS website. The DPS Metals Recycling staff will no longer accept transaction reports submitted via postal mail, facsimile or email from MREs for the purposes of data entry. With the exception of those entities granted an exemption , pursuant to Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1956. 036(d).

January 2013

The online renewal process for Metal Recycling Entity (MRE) certificates will be available beginning on Feb. 22, 2013. Each MRE statutory agent will receive an email approximately 45 days before expiration. The email will provide directions for completing the renewal application.  Questions regarding Metals Recycling may be directed to Contact Us, select “Metals” and complete the email form below.  

Previous News & Updates


New Legislation - Burned Insulated Communications Wire
Senate Bill 694 (8), amending Texas Occupations Code 1956.032(a)(5)and(h)(approximately page 10 of document) enacted by the 82nd Texas Legislature, includes language about recycling whole or partially burned insulated communications wire.


Legislative Changes
Senate Bill 694, enacted by the 82nd Texas Legislature, adds several items to the list of regulated metals.  Effective September 1, 2011 all transactions involving these materials are required to be recorded and reported in the same manner as all other previously regulated transactions.  ...Read more


Attention Texas Metals Recycling Entity Dealers
On February 22, 2011, the Texas Department of Public Safety has introduced a new Web-based application process for the required registration of all Metals Recycling Entities conducting business within the State of Texas...Read more