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Selling Your Vehicle as Junk
Junking a Vehicle

In order to get a junking certificate, you will need your title and fill out an application for a junking certificate.  We cannot issue a junking certificate without a title, the title is the legal document showing ownership.  Once you receive a junking certificate, the vehicle will no longer be able to be driven. 

When you sell your junked vehicle, you will sign as the seller on the junking certificate, complete the date of sale, purchaser's name and address, and give to the purchaser.  Purchaser needs to acquire a junking certificate in their name.

If you purchase a vehicle and decide to junk it, you only have 30 days from the date of purchase to get a junking certificate.  If you purchased a vehicle over 30 days ago you have to title, register, and pay the fee for new registrations (5% of purchase price) and then you may apply for a junking certificate.

You may want to check with the recycler or junk yard to see if they prefer you sign over the title or get a junking certificate.  In either case, it is wise to have a bill of sale acknowledging the delivery of the vehicle and title or junking certificate.  Be sure to remove and keep your plates.

You may be entitled to a refund or credit of the unused portion of registrations fees paid on the vehicle.  If you are purchasing another vehicle within 6 months and wish to receive a credit toward the registration fees, fill out the bottom of your registration receipt for the junked vehicle and submit it with the application for title to your replacement vehicle.  If you are not replacing the junked vehicle and wish to receive a refund, return the plates to the County Treasurer's Office.  Note: plates must be returned for a refund within six months of junking your vehicle.  The state will not issue refunds for less than $10.