Junk Yard Licensing

(Ohio Revised Code Sections 4737.05-4737.11)
The initial cost of a junk yard license is $25. Yearly renewal licenses are $10. Applications are completed and payment made at the Butler County Auditor’s Office following an inspection of the property by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Licenses expire on the first day of January following the date of issuance. 

A new junk yard will receive a license number assigned by the county auditor. This license number is carried over and used for each subsequent yearly license renewal. The same two-part form is used to process new and renewal licenses. The original part of the license goes to the business and should be displayed in a prominent location at the specified business address until the statutory expiration date. A renewal license must then be purchased and displayed in the same manner. 

In order to qualify for a new/renewal junk yard license, each business facility must be inspected annually by the county sheriff’s office. The inspection is intended to ensure each business is in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). After the inspections, officer(s) of the county sheriff’s office send a report to the county auditor. This report provides written evidence of ORC compliance. It is the basis for the auditor to issue/renew the licenses for the year.

To view the relevant Ohio Revised Code sections that pertain to Junk Yard licenses please click on this link: Ohio Revised Code Section 4737

Butler County Auditor
130 High Street
Hamilton, OH  45011

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