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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 59A: Motor vehicle junkyards; requirements

Section 59A. No license shall be granted under section fifty-nine to a person within Class 3 as defined in section fifty-eight, for a motor vehicle junkyard, unless such junkyard

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

(b) 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 or commercial area, or contiguous to a railroad siding, or on or contiguous to docking facilities; or

(c) is:

(1) more than one thousand feet from the nearest edge of any highway on the interstate or primary system, and

(2) more than six hundred feet from any other state highway, and

(3) more than three hundred feet from any park, bathing beach, playground, school, church or cemetery and is not within ordinary view therefrom; or unless it is

(4) screened from view by natural objects or well-constructed and properly maintained fences at least six feet high acceptable to said city or town and in accordance with regulations as promulgated by the department of highways and as specified on said license.

No license shall be granted under the provisions of clause (4) of subsection (c) unless a copy of the application for such license has been forwarded by the applicant to the department of highways within three working days of the filing of said application.