What Is A Certificate Of Destruction or COD?
A Certificate of Destruction (COD) is a document proving the vehicle is no longer in use and has been properly disposed of. Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs), which are legally authorized to process and recycle vehicles. The scrap yard will produce the COD for your vehicle.
Do I Need A Certificate Of Destruction?
It’s not essential. CODs notify the DVLA that you are no longer the owner of a vehicle. In addition, it is proof that all legal responsibility for the motor has been relinquished. The most critical thing when scrapping a vehicle is to change the ownership name from yours to the ATF’s
How Do You Obtain A Certificate Of Destruction?
When you scrap your car, the DVLA must issue a Certificate of Destruction. Within 24 hours, the ATF that processed and recycled your vehicle should issue a Certificate of Destruction.
How Long Does It Take To Get A COD?
You may be wondering how long it will take to receive your Certificate of Destruction if you are scrapping your old car. ATF’s speed in beginning the official scrapping process will determine the answer. Most scrap yards notify the DVLA immediately once the dismantling is underway. After receiving this notification, the DVLA will issue a COD. Directly contacting the scrap yard is a good idea if you need a COD promptly.
Do I Still Need To Notify The DVLA Of Scrapping My Car?
As soon as your vehicle has been collected and taken away for scrap, you should always contact the DVLA. In spite of waiting for your COD, you must still notify the DVLA that you no longer own the vehicle – failure to do so could result in a fine.
Certificate Of Destruction Importance
Among its many purposes, a Certificate of Destruction absolves you of any responsibility for the vehicle, passing it on to us (the new owner). CODs prove that the vehicle has been declared off the road, is no longer registered to you, and has been legally disposed of.
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