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[SOS] Precious metal dealers must register with the Secretary of State’s office
Start Date: 1/10/2014 All Day
End Date: 1/10/2014
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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 10, 2014) — Precious metal dealers, commonly referred to as cash for gold, are now required to register annually with both the Secretary of State’s office and local law enforcement. Precious metal dealers can register online with the Secretary of State’s office at Dealers will need to separately register with local law enforcement. 

“These new reporting requirements will help local law enforcement track stolen jewelry sold at cash for gold stores,” said Secretary Lawson. “By requiring these merchants to report the jewelry they acquire, local law enforcement will have a new tool to help them find stolen jewelry before it is melted down and gone forever. This also will give consumers a way to ensure that the places they go to sell precious metals are above board.”

The Secretary of State’s office requires precious metal dealers to include their name, the address of the permanent place of business and a registration fee of $100 when registering. This new registration is to do business in Indiana as a precious metal dealer. Precious metal dealers will be required to separately register with the Secretary of State’s Business Services Division to do business in Indiana. 

Precious metal dealers will also need to contact their local law enforcement agency to register. Local law enforcement will collect information on the dealer and on the sale and purchase of precious metals. Dealers will be required to send local law enforcement a daily report that includes: The date of sale; the name, address, date of birth, and driver’s license or social security number of the seller; the amount of consideration paid; the name and address of the precious metal dealer; a description of each piece of precious metal sold; and the type of government issued photographic identification used to verify the identity of the seller, including the unique identification number. Local law enforcement may choose to collect more information from precious metal dealers so reporting requirements may vary.

Contact Information:
Name: Valerie Kroeger
Phone: 317-233-8655
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