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Sarah Graham

Clerk & Recorder/Election Admin

Department Contacts

P.O. Box 925, Philipsburg, MT 59858

(406) 859-3771 opt 2

Granite County Junk Vehicle Program

Montana was one of the leading states to enact junk vehicle legislation. It's primary purpose is to control junk vehicles from being scattered throughout the countryside, thereby helping to preserve the beauty of our state.


This program also provides for the recycling of the junk vehicles collected so that this valuable resource may be utilized again. This program is paid for from the small fee you are assessed when you license your vehicle. The benefits of this program are available to all Montanans and you are encouraged to use them.

In 1973 the Montana Motor Vehicle Recycling and Disposal Act was enacted for the establishment, control, operation, and licensing of public and private motor vehicle wrecking facilities. This law requires commercial and county motor vehicle storage and wrecking yards to obtain an annual license, keep pertinent records and shield their junk vehicles from public view. This law also requires the control of junk vehicles in your yard, alley, etc.

A junk vehicle is defined as any "discarded, ruined, wrecked, or dismantled motor vehicle, including component parts, which is not lawfully and validly licensed, and remains inoperative or incapable of being driven" A vehicle must meet all three parts of the definition to be classified as a junk vehicle.

If you have a vehicle that you think may qualify for this program please contact: Granite County Clerk & Recorder’s Office (406) 859-3771 opt 2

For more information and FAQ please visit Montana’s Junk Vehicle Program website:


Documents & Forms

Junk Vehicle Release Form

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