Junk Yard Permit
The Automobile Graveyard/Junkyard Ordinance of the Town of Easton was enacted pursuant to MRSA Title 30-A, Section 3001 and Section 3755. The purpose of the ordinance is to provide adequate controls to ensure that automobile graveyards, automobile recycling businesses, and junkyards do not have a deleterious impact on the Town's health and safety, general welfare, and property values.
As per the ordinance, any person owning and/or operating an automobile graveyard or junkyard must obtain a non-transferable permit signed by the Board of Selectmen. All permits, whether new or renewal, shall be issued annually. Permits shall become effective January 1st and expire December 31st of each year.
The annual fee is $50.00.
To apply for a permit, the applicant must complete the Automobile Graveyard/Junkyard Application and submit it to the Town Clerk, along with the $50.00 annual fee. Once the Town Clerk receives the application and fee, a public hearing notice will be posted. The public hearing will be held at the next scheduled Board of Selectmen's meeting. Once a public hearing has been held on the application, the Board of Selectmen will vote to approve or deny the application. The application is returned to the Town Clerk, and if approved, a permit will be issued.