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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

IDEM > Compliance > Land Compliance > Auto Salvage > Auto Salvage Recyclers Environmental Self-Audit Workbook > Section A: Auto Salvage License Section A: Auto Salvage License

In addition to following environmental regulations, you also need to make sure that your salvage recycling yard is licensed by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

(1) Do you have a valid Indiana Salvage Motor Vehicle Business License?

A license is required for disposal facilities, used parts dealers, or automotive salvage rebuilders that do the following activities:

  • sell a used major component part of a vehicle;
  • wreck or dismantle a vehicle for resale of the major component parts of the vehicle;
  • rebuild a wrecked vehicle or dismantled vehicle;
  • possess more than two (2) inoperable vehicles subject to registration for more than 30 days; and,
  • engage in the business of storing, disposing, salvaging, or recycling of vehicles, vehicle hulks, or the parts of vehicles.

If you do not have a valid (i.e., current) Indiana Salvage Motor Vehicle Business License, you will need to submit a return to compliance plan form. To be in compliance, you will need to complete the license application form and submit the form with a $10 application fee to:

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Dealer Section
6400 E. 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Include a copy of your valid Indiana Salvage Motor Vehicle Business License with all forms submitted for IDEM’s Auto Salvage Recycler Certification Program.

An auto salvage recycler facility.

A copy of the license application form can be found on the IDEM Forms page or in Appendix: Auto Salvage License.

Sample salvage motor vehicle business license

Auto Salvage Recyclers Workbook