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Information for Auto Dismantlers


Government regulations and protecting the environment 

An auto dismantler is anyone who takes apart motor vehicles. This often includes recovering, rebuilding, reselling or recycling parts from worn out or damaged vehicles.
Auto dismantlers must evaluate what regulations apply to their business and obtain the necessary land use approvals and permits before beginning operations. 

Updates in 2020

Recent passage of Senate Bill 792 impacts DMV Auto-Dismantler license holders in waste tire management. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, a DEQ waste tire storage permit is required if a facility holds more than 100 waste tires (Oregon Revised Statute 459.715). See a waste tire storage permit application.  Please contact DEQ if you need assistance related to this change.

How to meet requirements

Information on how to prevent environmental pollution and comply with government regulations:

Fact sheet on government regulations:
Checklist of best management practices:
Auto Dismantler Handbook:

Additional information


Eric Clanton, 503-298-7255 ext. 233
Eastern Region:
Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler counties 
Chris Papinsick, 503-229-5562
Northwest Region:
Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, and Washington counties
David Esch, 541-776-6148
Western Region:
Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties