What Is A Certificate Of Destruction?
A Certificate of Destruction (CoD) is a document proving the vehicle is no longer in service and has been properly disposed of. Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs), which are legally authorized to process and recycle vehicles, are only given CODs.
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?
Upon destruction of a vehicle, a Certificate of Destruction must be issued within 24 hours. You may be able to pick up the COD in person or have it mailed to you within a week of scrapping the vehicle.
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.