Automotive Salvage Recycler

Persons who (1) acquire damaged, inoperative, discarded, abandoned, or salvage motor vehicles, or their remains, as stock-in-trade; (2) dismantle and process such vehicles or remains for the reclamation and sale of reusable components and parts;(3) dispose of recyclable materials to a scrap metal processor or other appropriate facility; or (4) performs any combination of those actions must be licensed by the Secretary of State. Looking to become a licensed automotive salvage recycler in the State of Indiana? Just follow the steps below and you will be on your way!

Step 1 - Important legal review

We encourage those wanting to obtain their automotive salvage recycler license in the State of Indiana to review the applicable state statutes (Indiana Code 9-22 and 9-32) and administrative rules (Indiana Administrative Code Title 75) regarding dealer licensing. Indiana statutes and rules can be found on the General Assembly’s website at

Step 2 - Completing the application

The Application for Automotive Salvage Recycler Business License (State Form 40248) can be found here. Please review the application before filling it out and be sure to fill it out completely and submit all required documents with the application, as failure to include required information or documents can delay the processing of your application. 

The following must be submitted with the completed application:

Step 3 - Sign, seal and mail!

Once you complete all of the steps and ensure all paperwork is filled out correctly, send your documents to our office at:

Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Auto Dealer Services Division
302 W. Washington St.
Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204