Used Automotive Parts Recyclers

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News and Updates

TDLR proposes Administrative Rules

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes amendments to the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program rules (16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 87, §§87.10, 87.25, 87.30, 87.45, 87.47, 87.65, 87.71, 87.80, 87.85; and proposes the repeal of §§87.73 - 87.77, 87.79, 87.81, and §87.92). The proposed rules reflect changes to Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 501, and Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2309.

The proposed rules are published in the October 26, 2018, issue of the Texas Register (43 TexReg 7057). The Department will accept comments on the proposal until November 26, 2018.

The Department encourages anyone interested in the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program to review the rule proposal online. Comments may be submitted by email to erule.comments@tdlr.texas.gov.

TDLR Notice of Rule Review

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) is reviewing the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program (Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 87) for re-adoption, revision, or repeal.

The Department will determine whether the reasons for adopting or readopting these rules continue to exist by answering the following questions for each rule:

  • Is it obsolete?
  • Does it reflect current legal and policy considerations?
  • Is it in alignment with the current procedures of the Department?

The Department encourages anyone interested in the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program to review the Notice of Intent and current Chapter 87 rules online. Comments may be submitted by email to erule.comments@tdlr.texas.gov

Deadline for comments: September 24, 2018


Licensing Information

If you operate a Used Automotive Parts Recycling Business in Texas, you must have a license issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). 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.

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.

Questions? Email TDLR at cs.parts.recycling@tdlr.texas.gov or call 800-803-9202

License Types

There are two license types in the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program:

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 $75.

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 https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assistance/water/stormwater/sw.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:


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Advisory Board Meetings

December 3, 2018

The next Used Automotive Parts Recycling Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., in the 1st Floor Public Meeting Room of TDLR's North Campus Building, located at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 125E, in Austin. When the agenda and staff reports are available, they will be posted online. The meeting will be broadcast on TDLR's YouTube channel.

May 23, 2018

The Used Automotive Parts Recycling Advisory Board met May 23 in Austin. The agenda and staff reports (PDF) are available online. The meeting was archived and is available on TDLR's YouTube channel.

FOR MORE INFORMATION - Send an email to automotive.parts.recyclers @tdlr.texas.gov or call (800) 803-9202 or (512) 463-6599.