Chapter 11 HEALTH AND SANITATION*
Section 11-178 General operating requirements.
The following general operating requirements shall apply
to all junk dealers licensed in
accordance with the provisions of this article:
(1) The license issued pursuant to
this article shall be plainly displayed on the business
(2) The junkyard, together with all
things kept therein, shall at all times be maintained in a
(3) No property, space or area not
covered by the license shall be used in the licensed
(4) No water shall be allowed to stand
in any place on the premises in such manner as to
afford a breeding place for mosquitoes.
(5) Weeds and vegetation on the premises,
other than trees, shall be kept at a height of not
more than twelve (12) inches.
(6) No garbage or other waste liable
to give off a foul odor or attract vermin shall be kept on
the premises; nor shall any refuse of any kind be kept on the premises, unless such refuse is junk,
as defined herein, and is in use in the licensed business.
(7) No junk shall be allowed to rest
upon or protrude over any public street, walkway or
curb, or become scattered or blown off the business premises.
(8) Junk shall be stored in piles
not exceeding ten (10) feet in height and shall be arranged so
as to permit easy access to all such junk for firefighting purposes.
(9) No combustible material of any
kind not necessary or beneficial to the licensed business
shall be kept on the premises; nor shall the premises be allowed to become a fire hazard.
(10) Gasoline and oil shall be removed
from any scrapped engines or vehicles on the
(11) No junk or other material shall
be burned on the premises in any incinerator not meeting
the requirements of the fire prevention code and the building code and the Missouri Air
Conservation Commission; and no junk or other material shall be burned on the premises in the
open except in accordance with the city ordinances and the laws and regulations of the state.
(12) No noisy processing of junk or
other noisy activity shall be carried on in connection
with the licensed business on Sunday, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or at any time between the hours
of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(13) The area on the premises where
junk is kept (other than indoors) shall be enclosed,
except for entrances and exits, with a solid, vertical wall or fence of a minimum height of ten
(10) feet, measured from the ground level. Entrances and exits shall not be wider nor more
numerous than reasonably necessary for the conduct of the licensed business; provided, however,
that the board of adjustment may modify this requirement.
(14) The licensee shall permit inspection
of the business premises by the director or his
representative, or any police officer.
(15) No junk dealer licensed hereunder
or his agent or employee shall purchase or receive
any junk for use in the licensed business from any person under the age of eighteen (18) years
without the written consent of a parent or guardian of such person. Such writing shall be held
available for inspection by the director or his representative for a period of at least one year.
(16) Each acquisition of junk shall
be recorded in a permanent type register kept on the
business premises, giving the name and residence address of the person from whom the
acquisition was made, a description of the junk acquired, and the date of the transaction. Such
data shall be held available for inspection by the director or his representative for a period of at
least one year.
(17) No junk shall be allowed to become
a nuisance; nor shall any junkyard be operated in
such a manner as to become injurious or detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the
community or of any residents close by.
(Code 1964, § 10.10580)