Junk and Salvage Businesses

 IMPORTANT: See the guidance for treating the Catalytic Converter as a Major Component Part, effective April 15, 2023.

Definition of Junk and Salvage business in New York

DMV considers the following types of businesses Junk and Salvage businesses

  • vehicle dismantlers
  • salvage pools
  • itinerant vehicle collectors
  • mobile car crushers
  • scrap processors
  • scrap collectors
  • drive-in appraisers
  • repair shops that dispose of vehicle scrap

Open a Junk and Salvage business 

Get started

To become a Junk & Salvage business licensed by the New York State DMV, you must first

You can also call the DMV Office of Vehicle Safety and Clean Air at 1-518-474-4653 to get the forms, or call 1-518-474-0919 to get more information.




Bureau of Consumer & Facility Services
Application Unit
P.O. Box 2700
Albany, NY  12220-0700

It will take 6 to 8 weeks for us to process your application.

If my application is not accepted, will I receive a refund?

Yes. You will receive a refund eight to twelve weeks after the Department of Audit and Control receives your refund voucher.

Check the status of Salvage Certificates (form MV-907A) ordered

You can check the status of your order online.  You will need

  • your facility number
  • facility ZIP Code
  • email address 

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.