Do I need to get in touch with DVLA?

If your car is going to be recycled, the recycling centre will issue a Certificate of Destruction and DVLA will be automatically notified that your car has been scrapped.

However, you'll need to notify DVLA if:

  • your car is to be re-used or sold at auction (instead of being recycled);
  • you don't get your Certificate of Destruction within 24 hours; or
  • you receive a Notification of Destruction (because it hasn't been possible to issue a Certificate of Destruction).

Our Customer Services Team is on hand if you need any help with this.


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