Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 21
Second-Hand Dealers

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-21-4

§ 5-21-4. Conditions to licensing of automobile junkyard.

No license shall be granted for an automobile junkyard under § 5-21-1 unless:

(1) It is to be operated and maintained entirely within a building;

(2) It is to be operated and maintained exclusively for the purpose of salvaging the value as scrap of the material collected, as opposed to reselling parts to be used for the purpose for which they were originally manufactured, and is to be located in a built-up industrial area, or contiguous to a railroad siding, or on or contiguous to docking facilities; or

(3) It is:

(i) More than one thousand feet (1,000′) from the nearest edge of any highway on the interstate or primary system;

(ii) More than six hundred feet (600′) from any other state highway;

(iii) More than three hundred feet (300′) from any park, bathing beach, playground, school, church, or cemetery and is not within ordinary view from those places; and

(iv) Screened from view either by natural objects or well-constructed and properly maintained fences at least six feet (6′) high acceptable to that city or town and in accordance with regulations as promulgated by the director of public works and as specified on the license.

History of Section.
P.L. 1965, ch. 138, § 1; P.L. 1966, ch. 118, § 2.