(a) No person shall establish, operate, or maintain a junkyard or similar establishment listed in Section 45-41-170, but not limited to those items, any portion of which is within 1,000 feet of the nearest edge of the right-of-way of any highway, road, street, or alley without obtaining a county license from the Lee County Commission according to the criteria and regulations established by the county commission pursuant to the authority granted in Section 11-80-10. No license shall be granted except for those junkyards or similar establishments which are screened by natural objects, plantings, fences, or other appropriate means so as not to be visible from the highway. The operation of an unlicensed junkyard or similar establishment required to be licensed pursuant to this section constitutes a public nuisance.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 45-41-170.03

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) This section shall not apply to any company, corporation, or business currently operating whose primary purpose or business is to burn or incinerate wood materials, salvage materials, building refuse, waste products, timber stumps, trees, or brush and other debris that results from clearing land, cutting timber, or refurbishing or constructing buildings.

(c) This section shall not apply to farm buildings or farm equipment and farm materials stored around farm buildings on a farm.

(Act 99-411, p. 733, §4.)