Please Note: Hawaii Chapter 445 Part X covers Scrap requirements; Chapter 289 covers used motor vehicles and their parts and accessories.
"Scrap" means any secondhand or used metal except Used Motor Vehicle Parts.
"Used Motor Vehicle Part or Accessory" means a motor vehicle part or motor vehicle accessory which has been the subject of prior sale at retail, either individually or attached to a motor vehicle as a component part or accessory thereof.
"Scrap Dealer" means any person engaged in the business of buying, selling, or dealing in scrap, or any person operating, carrying on, conducting, or maintaining a scrap yard. "Scrap yard" means any yard, plot, space, enclosure, building, or any other place where scrap is collected, stored, gathered together, and kept.
Public Utilities are exempt from the Recordkeeping and Copper and Beer Kegs Additional Recordkeeping provisions.
Any Scrap Dealer shall be licensed with the Treasurer. The annual license fee shall be $10. A license shall designate the business location and the licensee's name, address, general excise tax license number, and any other identifying information required.
Any person licensed under Section 289 (Used Motor Vehicle Parts) or Section 445-171 (Secondhand Dealers) need not pay an additional licensing fee, but must obtain a Scrap Dealer license and follow the Scrap Dealer provisions when acting as a Scrap Dealer.
A Scrap Dealer purchasing Scrap within Hawaii shall obtain a signed statement from the Seller with the following:
For Copper or Beer Kegs, in whole or in part, a Scrap Dealer must also obtain the following:
Either a copy of the Seller's receipt for acquiring the item or a notarized declaration from the Seller. The receipt or notarized declaration must include the following:
A Scrap Dealer shall retain records at their place of business for 2 years after the purchase.
Records may be examined at any time by the Treasurer, the chief of police, the Attorney General, the prosecuting attorney, or their designees.
For Copper or Beer Kegs, if a Seller does not provide a receipt or notarized declaration the Scrap Dealer shall not purchase the item and shall report the attempted sale to the police.
No cash payments for Copper. Payment for Copper must be by check payable to the Seller, mailed to the address on the Seller's valid photo ID or picked up personally by the Seller at the Scrap Dealer's place of business.
Persons violating the Scrap Dealer provisions or who falsify a statement required by the Recordkeeping provisions shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and sentenced in accordance with Chapter 706, but with a minimum penalty of:
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