Please note that it is unlawful for any person to engage in the business in the Commonwealth of Virginia as salvage dealer, demolisher, rebuilder, salvage pool, or vehicle removal operator without first obtaining a license provided for by the Virginia Code sections referenced above.
Listed below are the forms and license fees needed to apply for a salvage dealer, demolisher, rebuilder, salvage pool or vehicle removal operator license:
|License||One Year||Two Years|
|Primary salvage type license||$100||$200|
|Each additional salvage type license at the same location||$25||$50|
|Supplemental locations located within 500 yards of the licensed location||no fee||no fee|
Before you receive your license, the following requirements must be met:
- The location of the business must be either owned or leased by the applicant. The specific address must be shown on the application. Post Office Box mailing address alone may not be acceptable.
- If the business is a corporation, include with your application proof that the corporation has been registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). Any "trading-as" or fictitious name must be first filed through the local courts. Proof of court filing and a fee of $10 mailed to the SCC. Please furnish proof of this filing by including a copy of the receipt from the SCC.
- The location must be at least 600 square feet of enclosed space.
- With your application provide written proof of local zoning approval to be in compliance with all applicable zoning ordinances (form DSD 65).
Upon receipt of your application with appropriate fees and enclosures, a DMV representative will contact you to schedule an on-site inspection to determine if the business location meets the location requirements as outlined in the Salvage licensing laws.
Reference: Va. Code § 46.2-1601