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March 15, 2010

Re: Repeal of Licensing Requirement for Junkyards

Dear Mayor:

The law requiring junkyard businesses to be licensed by the Motor Vehicle Commission ("MVC") was repealed effective January 2010.  Therefore, MVC will no longer require applications for junkyard licenses, and all licenses expiring this year will not be renewed. 

MVC has, today, mailed the attached announcement to all junk yard licensees of record, and has posted the announcement on the MVC website at the following link:

The motor vehicle junk business or motor vehicle junk yard will still be required to obtain a permit or certificate from the governing body or zoning commission of the municipality to establish or maintain its junkyard or business. 

Every person owning or operating a motor vehicle junkyard business or motor vehicle junk yard, and who is also licensed as a motor vehicle dealer pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:10-19, must continue to certify to the Commission, upon selling a motor vehicle, that, at the time of sale, the motor vehicle was or was not, as the case may be, in suitable condition to be operated on the highways.

Please contact the Business Licensing Services Bureau if you have any questions or concerns at (609) 292-6500 #5014.

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


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