Secondhand Precious Metals Dealers

Since January 1, 2013, Oregon has a new law regulating precious metal secondhand dealers (ORS Chapter 99) Precious metal secondhand dealers who solicit, receive, purchase, trade or accept delivery of items of precious metal from individuals in return for money or other consideration are required to follow state law. They may also be subject to local city or county ordinances for seller identification, recordkeeping, minimum property holding periods, and law en​forcement notification.

Check the Oregon License Directory for a listing of Oregon cities and counties that impose record keeping requirements and precious metal holding periods that are as strict or stricter than the state's.

Oregon cities and counties with an ordinance or law regulating precious metal secondhand dealers are required to provide a copy of the ordinance to the Secretary of State at A link to the ordinance suffices.