Why do i need a certificate of destruction
What Is A Certificate Of Destruction?
A certificate of destruction is a document that is issued by the DVLA to an authorised treatment facility when they have destroyed and recycled a vehicle. The official DVLA certificate of destruction is proof that the vehicle has been properly disposed of and will no longer be on the road. Authorised treatment facilities are the only organisations who are licensed and approved to recycle scrap cars under the ‘End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003’ and the environment agency. Once a vehicle has been recycled, the authorised treatment facility will electronically submit the information to notify dvla of a scrapped car, who will then issue a certificate of destruction. The certificate is free of charge, but you may be charged for scrapping the vehicle. If you use our service, we will scrap your car for free and provide you with a certificate of destruction.
How to scrap your car
Below is a quick summary of how to scrap your car
- Look online for a scrap vehicle companies or a motor trader
- Go onto a scrap car quote form and enter your vehicle registration number, email address & car details. Get a few quotes so you can find the best one
- Accept the best quote & arrange a free scrap car collection
- Provide the scrap car dealer with photo id eg a driving licence. see what kind of photo ID you need to scrap a car
- Get a receipt from the scrap car dealer
- Give them the V5 registration document (log book) retaining section 9. Complete section 9 of the V5C document (or section 4 on V5Cs issued after April 2019) and send it to the DVLA
- Contact your insurance company who will cancel the policy. Insurance companies should provide you with a refund for any months of unused insurance
- You will receive a certificate of destruction within 7 days
How long does it take to get a cod
If you are looking to scrap your old car, you may be wondering how long it will take to receive your Certificate of Destruction (COD). The answer will depend on how quickly the ATF begins the official scrapping process. Usually, this is done promptly, and the scrap yard will notify DVLA immediately that the dismantling has begun. When the DVLA receives this notification, they will produce the COD. If you need a COD quickly, it’s worth getting in touch with the scrap yard directly, so they can make sure your car’s dealt with promptly. We advise all customers that it is best to request a COD at the time of booking to ensure it is handled in the scrap channel. You can find more information about CODs on the DVLA website.
Are all scrap cars required to have a Certificate of Destruction?
Yes, all scrap cars must have a Certificate of Destruction in order to be disposed of legally. authorised treatment facilities are responsible for ensuring that all scrap cars are properly destroyed and that the Certificate of Destruction is obtained. This is a legal requirement in the UK and failure to comply with it can result in significant fines. If you scrap your car with an authorised treatment facility, you will no longer be responsible for it and will be able to obtain a Certificate of Destruction from them. Our scrap car network offer a hassle-free service that will take care of everything for you. We deal with authorised treatment facilities and our scrap metal dealers will ensure that your scrap car is properly recycled and that you receive the Certificate of Destruction. Contact us today to find out more.
Do I Need A Certificate Of Destruction?
If you’re selling a car, you might be wondering if you need a Certificate of Destruction (COD). Many people believe that you do, but in reality, CODs are only in place as a way to let the DVLA and the owner of the vehicle know when that vehicle has been destroyed and ceases to exist. CODs are not always required, and the important thing to remember when selling a vehicle is that you transfer the registration document out of your name and into the name of the new owner. This will prevent any buyers from being able to buy the car as salvage or resell it. If you don’t mind whether the vehicle is purchased for scrap or for salvage, then you don’t need a COD. Either way, you need to be certain that when you sell a vehicle, the ownership has changed from your name by telling DVLA. This way, you no longer have any legal responsibility for what happens to the car after it’s sold.
What Do You Do with the Certificate of Destruction?
After you have scraped your car, you will be issued with a Certificate of Destruction (COD). This is an important document as it shows that you are no longer the legal owner of the vehicle and are no longer responsible for it. The certificate includes your personal details, as well as the details of the vehicle and the authority who issued the COD. It is important to keep this certificate safe as it is proof that you are no longer responsible for the scrap car. If anything happens to the vehicle after it has been scrapped, you will not be held liable by the driving authority. The Certificate of Destruction will hold details of the following:
- Your name.
- Your address.
- Your nationality.
- Your signature.
- Details of the vehicle. eg car registration, car registration postcode
- Details of the Authorised Treatment Facility and the Environment Licensing Authority who issued the ATF’s license.
In the event that you lose your Certificate of Destruction, what can I do?
You cannot get copies of a lost certificate once it has been lost. Nonetheless, you can request from the government a letter containing confirmation that a Certificate of Destruction for a vehicle that you owned has been issued by completing the V888 form which is a request for information about a vehicle.
Should I Worry If I Didn’t Receive A Certificate Of Destruction?
If you have sold or transferred your vehicle to a scrap car dealer and did not receive a Certificate of Destruction, you may be wondering if you should be worried. The truth is, as long as you are certain your vehicle was taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) for dismantling and destruction, you have no reason to worry. It is possible that the ATF has not gotten around to dismantling and destroying your vehicle yet, or it may mean that the ATF sold it on. Certificates of Destruction can either be collected in person (depending on the ATF) or they will post it out to you which usually takes around 7 days to come through from the point of destruction. In any case, once you have disposed of your vehicle in this manner, you are no longer legally responsible for it and can therefore scrap your registration document. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The importance of a certificate of destruction
A Certificate of Destruction is important for a variety of reasons. Primarily, it officially releases the owner from any responsibility for the car and transfers ownership to the new owner. A Certificate of Destruction also proves that the car has been processed in accordance with the law and is no longer registered to the original owner. Therefore, a reputable scrap car breaker must provide a Certificate of Destruction as part of their service. The Certificate of Destruction represents the final stage in transferring ownership and should be promptly received by the customer.