Nebraska Scrap Laws

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Nebraska scrap recyclers and dealers must maintain for one year records of transactions that must include a copy of the seller's fingerprint for purchases of copper or catalytic converters. Scrap dealers may not pay cash for transactions exceeding $25. All payment for copper and catalytic converters must be made by check.


  • A video or photo with date and time stamp for materials being purchased
  • Maintain digital record of sellers name, address and date of sale.
  • Keep record of description of vehicle and license plate of vehicle that transported scrap.
  • Report purchased vehicle information to NMVTIS.
  • Minimum 10 day tag-and-hold policy is in effect.


  • Sign a statement that they are the owner of or are autorized to sell the metal, and that they have not been convicted of metal theft.
  • Provide fingerprint for purchases of copper or catalytic converters.
  • Provide copy of state ID or drivers license.

NOTE:  Cities and counties may have additional requirements that may not be listed here.

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