Junkyard License

A junkyard license (PDF) is obtained at the county Auditor’s Office.

License Requirements
Requirements for a junkyard license are:
  • The junkyard must be behind at least a 6-foot fence and must be no less than 1,000 feet from the nearest edge of right-of-way.
  • You cannot sell motor vehicle parts, nor can you have old tires.
  • You must be in the business of buying, selling, and recycling scrap materials.
  • Be sure to check with your township or village to see if you are zoned for this type of business.
Many other restrictions apply. If you have any questions please contact the Auditor’s office.