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Junk & Recycle Dealers

Business & Professions Code section 21606 requires junk dealers and recyclers to keep written records of all sales and purchases made in the course of their business. These records include the place and date of each sale or purchase of junk, a description of the item of junk, and the personal and vehicle information of the person selling, purchasing, or transporting the junk.

Effective January 1, 2009, junk & recycle dealers must report the written records to the chief of police or sheriff, as specified, upon request and on a daily basis.

In order to facilitate the reporting process, the California Department of Justice established the Record of Junk Sale or Purchase form, which shall be utilized by authorized junk & recycle dealers when reporting the information required under Business & Professions Code section 21606 to the chief of police or sheriff in their jurisdiction. Record of Junk Sale or Purchase Form (BCIA 127), pdf.

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