An annual license expires on January 31st.
This license applies to all individuals and entities that want to keep a junk shop, store, or yard, or operate a vehicle for the collection of junk within the limits and/or upon the public streets of the City of Rockford. There are specific requirements that must be adhered to before a license can be approved. See Code sections 23.118 through 23.125 for full details.
To obtain a license, complete the Junk Yard License Application and return it with the appropriate license fee to the Payment Center at City Hall. The license will be issued upon approval of the application.
Compliance with all laws, ordinances, and regulations of the City of Rockford, including all building, zoning, and fire regulations as well as all State of Illinois statutes applicable to such a licensed business or device, is mandatory.