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Old cars and trucks along M-26 in Houghton County.
Department of Transportation


MDOT provides guidance for controlling the screening of junkyards adjacent to highway right of way. This program area is relatively stable. The department routinely responds to requests for regulatory information. Owners are then held responsible for screening properties visible from state highways (I, M and US routes).

Junkyard Regulations

MDOT's responsibility for the administration of junkyard control is derived from the following three laws:

Federal Law

State Law


Scott Greene, Manager
Utility Coordination, Permits & Agreements