If you operate a Used Automotive Parts Recycling Business in Texas, you must have a new license issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) no later than September 1, 2010. Depending on the type of business you operate, you may also need a license from the new Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).
Previously, when licensed by the TxDMV, you could choose from one or a combination of the following six salvage vehicle dealer license types: New Automobile Dealer; Salvage Pool Operator; Used Automobile Dealer; Salvage Vehicle Broker; Used Vehicle Parts Dealer; or Salvage Vehicle Rebuilders. The Used Vehicle Parts Dealer licensing was transferred to TDLR. The name was changed to Used Automotive Parts Recycler and there are now license requirements for employees.
The remaining five license types continue to be regulated by TxDMV and did not transfer to TDLR. Depending on your type of business, you may now need licenses from both TDLR and TxDMV.
Here are the public comments on general topics received during the 2012 Strategic Planning process. The comments are grouped as answers to the four questions we based our discussions on.
- What are we doing well?
- What can we do better?
- If you could change one service that we provide or eliminate or amend any provision of TDLR’s statutes or rules, what would it be?
- What major changes will occur over the next five years that will impact the way you do business and the services we provide?
Read the comments (7 kb PDF) To see the comments for each individual license program, go to that program's section on the web site.
TDLR is now accepting online payment for administrative penalties.
The Used Automotive Parts Recyclers Advisory Board met October 12 in Austin. The agenda is available online. The meeting was archived and is available for viewing in RealPlayer.
There are two new license types for Used Automotive Parts Recyclers regulated by TDLR:
1. USED AUTOMOTIVE PARTS RECYCLING BUSINESS LICENSE
To be eligible for a Used Automotive Parts Recycling Business License, an applicant must:
- submit a completed TDLR Used Automotive Parts Recycling Business Application;
- provide a valid federal tax ID number (sole proprietors may use a Social Security number);
- maintain a general liability insurance policy in an amount not less than $250,000 and attach a certificate of insurance to your application;
- provide proof of a storm water permit (see below);
- pass a criminal background check (for all principals of the company); and
- pay a fee of $120.
Storm Water Permit: If you’ve applied for a storm water permit, but have not yet received it, you may still apply for this license. Information about how to get your storm water permit is available from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at 512-239-1000, or online at www.tceq.state.tx.us/nav/permits/sw_permits.html.
2. USED AUTOMOTIVE PARTS RECYCLING EMPLOYEE LICENSE
If you work at a Used Automotive Parts Recycling Business in Texas, you may need a Used Automotive Parts Recycler Employee License. Licenses are required for employees who acquire a vehicle or used automotive parts and sell used automotive parts.
To be eligible for this license, an applicant must:
- submit a completed TDLR Used Automotive Parts Recycler Employee Application;
- be 18 years of age;
- pass a criminal background check; and
- pay the required fee of $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION - Send an email to automotive.parts.recyclers @tdlr.texas.gov or call 1-800-803-9202 or 512-463-6599.