In 2019, legislation was passed amending the Scrap Metal Theft Reduction Act.

Per the new requirements of this act, a Scrap Metal Reporting System was created to provide a mechanism for tracking scrap metal purchases in order to investigate and reduce scrap metal theft in Kansas.

The Scrap Metal Reporting System was launched and provides the Kansas Bureau of Investigation with functionality to collect and maintain scrap metal transaction data submitted by scrap metal dealers. It also provides a means for local law enforcement agencies to identify stolen scrap metal and leads to find the people responsible for the theft.

This system is only available to registered scrap metal dealers and Kansas law enforcement agencies for the purpose of tracking scrap metal transactional information that can be compiled, searched, and organized within a report for easier review. All users must create a KanAccess account that must be associated with the Scrap Metal Reporting System, this process may take up to two (2) business days.

To register as a Scrap Metal Dealer, please visit the Attorney’s General’s Office site for information and instructions at:

To view a brief training video of the system: Scrap Metal Dealer Training Video

To view the handbook for the system: Kansas Scrap Metal Reporting System Handbook

To visit the Scrap Metal Reporting System follow this link:

To view the application programming interface (API) document: Scrap Metal API Instructions

To view the API Metal Types: API Metal Types

To view the API Metal Forms: API Metal Forms

To view the API Vehicle Makes: API Vehicle Makes

To view the API Vehicle Models: API Vehicle Models

For any questions regarding the system, please contact the KBI at: