Vermont Salvage Yard Program

The Vermont Salvage Yard Program is responsible for the implementation of Vermont Statues and Rules pertaining to the operation of salvage yards. The program is also charged with:

  • Annual permitting of salvage yards,
  • Development and provision of best management practices and other training materials to ensure salvage yards operate in a manner protective of Vermont citizens and the environment,
  • Conducting compliance inspections at permitted salvage yards, and investigating complaints of unpermitted salvage yards.

Forms and Applications

Any person wishing to establish, operate or maintain a salvage yard in the State of Vermont shall obtain a permit from the Salvage Yard Program.

Applicants must obtain a Certificate of Approved Location (COAL) from the town where the salvage yard is located prior to submitting an application to the Salvage Yard Program.

Other information that may be useful when considering establishing or operating a salvage yard:


All Salvage Yard permits (new and permit renewals) can be found on the ENB website.

The Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) provides the public with information about applications that are under consideration by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). It is updated daily, and includes permit applications for the Salvage Yard programs. Applications which are deemed administratively complete on January 1, 2018 or later will publish to the ENB and will remain on the site throughout the decision process and until the application's appeal period has ended. For detailed instructions on using the ENB, please see the Instructional Guide. There is also a FAQ sheet available.

View and Search the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB)

Please submit comments on draft permits to:
Marc Roy, Program Manager
1 National Life Drive, Davis 1
Montpelier, VT 05620-3704

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management and Prevention Division

Davis Building - 1st Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3704