1. Upon application and payment of a fee, a person may apply for a license to operate as an authorized vehicle recycler to engage in the business as one or more of the following:

 a. A vehicle rebuilder.
 b. A used vehicle parts dealer.
 c. A vehicle salvager.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 321H.4

  • Authorized vehicle recycler: means a person licensed to operate as a vehicle rebuilder, used vehicle parts dealer or vehicle salvager. See Iowa Code 321H.2
  • Department: means the state department of transportation. See Iowa Code 321H.2
  • Extension: means a place of business of an authorized vehicle recycler other than the principal place of business within the county of the principal place of business. See Iowa Code 321H.2
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" and the abbreviation "A. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • National motor vehicle title information system: means the federally mandated motor vehicle title history database established pursuant to 49 U. See Iowa Code 321H.2
  • Person: includes any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, joint adventure, or association, and the plural as well as the singular number. See Iowa Code 321H.2
  • Used vehicle parts dealer: means a person engaged in, or advertising as being engaged in, the business of selling bodies, parts of bodies, frames, or component parts of used vehicles subject to registration. See Iowa Code 321H.2
  • Vehicle: means any vehicle as defined in chapter 321. See Iowa Code 321H.2
  • Vehicle rebuilder: means a person engaged in, or advertising as being engaged in, the business of rebuilding or restoring to operating condition vehicles subject to registration which have been damaged or wrecked. See Iowa Code 321H.2
  • Vehicle salvager: means a person engaged in, or advertising as being engaged in, the business of scrapping, recycling, dismantling, or storing wrecked or damaged vehicles or selling reusable parts of vehicles or storing vehicles not currently registered which vehicles are vehicles subject to registration. See Iowa Code 321H.2
 2. a. Application for a license as an authorized vehicle recycler shall be made to the department on forms provided by the department. The application shall be accompanied by a fee of seventy dollars for a two-year period or part thereof and proof of registration with the national motor vehicle title information system. The license shall be approved or disapproved within thirty days after application for the license. A license expires on December 31 of even-numbered years. A licensee shall have the month of expiration and the month after the month of expiration to renew the license. A person who fails to renew a license by the end of this time period and desires to hold a license shall file a new license application and pay the required fee. A separate license shall be obtained for each county in which an applicant conducts operations.

 b. The applicant shall specify which business or businesses, as enumerated in subsection 1, the applicant is applying for a license to engage in. An applicant shall have or demonstrate that the applicant will have the facilities and equipment necessary to engage in the business or businesses for which the applicant is applying for a license. The license shall specify which business or businesses the applicant has been authorized to engage in.
 3. Each licensee shall file with the department a supplemental statement form when the licensee’s principal place of business, an extension, or the operation of business in the county is changed to differ from the information contained on the initial license application form at least ten days prior to any operational change. The department shall notify each licensee of the approval of a change in license status. If a change in license status is approved by the department, the licensee shall surrender the old license to the department together with a thirty-five dollar fee. The department shall issue a new license modified to reflect the principal place of business, each extension, and the operations of the licensee.