Since 2010 it has been state law to have a state license to recycle used auto parts. Well we have one at the salvage yard in Dallas. But I have found out that since I started doing this kind of business. That if you don't take cars apart in the process of selling used auto parts you don't have to have a license in Texas. It reads under Insurance line Item 5. Reads as follows. My company sells used automotive parts but doesn't dismantle vehicles. Are we required to have an Automotive Parts recycling Business License? Answer ( NO ) Furthermore only if your tax ID # contains the SIC Code 5015. Plus the NAICS Codes. 423140,425110,425120 or 441310.
I just thought this would be good information to know if you are buying and selling auto cores in Texas.
More info can be found @ Used Automotive Parts Recyclers Frequently Asked Questions