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SALVAGE LAWS. PRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES. AREAS OF ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES. REGULATION OF MOTORCYCLE,TRAILER,SALVAGE DEALERS, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF AUTO DEALERS, FUEL TAX COLLECTION& ENFORCEMENT, IDENTITY THEFT, AND OTHER FRAUD CRIMES INVOVLING THE DEPARTMENT.

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Salvage laws

SALVAGE LAWS

PRESENTED

BY

THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES


Areas of enforcement activities
AREAS OF ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES

  • REGULATION OF MOTORCYCLE,TRAILER,SALVAGE DEALERS, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF AUTO DEALERS, FUEL TAX COLLECTION& ENFORCEMENT, IDENTITY THEFT, AND OTHER FRAUD CRIMES INVOVLING THE DEPARTMENT.


License requirements
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Any person who sells 5 or more vehicle in 12 months must be licensed as a auto dealer.(Auto,motorcycle,trailer dealer)

  • Any person who is in the business of dismantling autos for the purpose of selling used parts(salvage yards/junk yards)

  • Any person who is in the business of repairing 2 or more salvage vehicles in 12 months(Rebuilder license)


License continued
License Continued

  • Any person who engages in the business of removing old,abandon, or junk autos from private property( Vehicle removal operator)

  • Any person who crushes, flattens, or other wise destroys an auto for the purpose of selling the scrap metal ( Demolisher license)


License continued1
License Continued

  • Any person who engages in the business of removing old,abandon, or junk autos from private property( Vehicle removal operator)

  • Any person who crushes, flattens, or other wise destroys an auto for the purpose of selling the scrap metal ( Demolisher license)


Licensure requirements
Licensure Requirements

  • Zoning approval from local government

  • No zoning approval = NO LICENSE!

  • Application with the appropriate fees

  • Inspection of business by DMV


Auto graveyards junkyard
Auto Graveyards/Junkyard

  • Any area that is exposed to the weather that contains 5 or more inoperable autos or other scrap metals. These areas must be fenced or screened by natural objects if opened after April 4, 1968.

  • 1,000 feet off primary road (Road Number 599 or less) or located in an industrial area.

  • 500 feet off secondary roads or located in an industrial area. (Route number 600 &up)


Graveyards junkyards continued
Graveyards/junkyards continued

  • Violation of this section is a criminal offense.

  • Owner of property can be billed with the cost of clean up of the illegal graveyard/junkyard.

  • VDOT also monitors these illegal graveyards/junkyards.


Mechanics storage liens
Mechanics/Storage Liens

  • Notify owner/lien holder of auto within 3 business days that you have the vehicle.

  • Must notify in writing return receipt requested within 7 days of towing to lien holder of record at DMV.

  • Storage lien not to exceed 500.00 dollars.

  • May sale 10 days after the due date of the bill for services. (30 days to pay +10= 40days)


Mechanic s liens
Mechanic’s Liens

  • Value of auto less than 5,000 dollars DMV can handle.

  • 5,000 dollars to 15,000 General District Court Warrant in Debt for title

  • 15,001dollars and above in value must file in Circuit Court

  • If vehicle is damaged and claiming less value DMV Special Agent verifies the value.


Dmv title process
DMV Title Process

  • The storage lot must be located in VA.

  • DMV Form VSA-41 must be completed and submitted for vehicle record.

  • Vehicle must be sold at public auction if value is 1,001 and above.Auction must be posted in three locations 10 day prior to the auction.


Mechanics liens
Mechanics Liens

  • Bill of Sale with VIN Number on original letterhead with purchaser’s name & address.

  • A copy of the VSA-41 and the invoice with the amount of the lien must be provided to the purchaser by the seller.

  • If court process was utilized attach the court order to sale the vehicle.


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