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TITLE 43TRANSPORTATION
PART 10TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 221SALVAGE VEHICLE DEALERS, SALVAGE POOL OPERATORS AND SALVAGE VEHICLE REBUILDERS
SUBCHAPTER CLICENSED OPERATIONS
RULE §221.48Scrapped or Destroyed Motor Vehicle

(a) Within 30 days after a salvage vehicle dealer acquires a non-repairable motor vehicle or salvage motor vehicle for the purpose of scrapping or destroying the motor vehicle, the salvage vehicle dealer shall:

  (1) submit to the department a report on a form prescribed by the department stating that the motor vehicle will be scrapped or destroyed and certifying that all license plates and registration stickers have been removed from the motor vehicle; and

  (2) surrender to the department the properly assigned ownership document.

(b) Not later than 60 days after the motor vehicle is scrapped or destroyed, the salvage vehicle dealer shall report to the department that the motor vehicle has been scrapped or destroyed.

(c) A salvage vehicle dealer shall maintain records of each motor vehicle that is scrapped or destroyed, as provided by Subchapter D of this chapter (relating to Records).

(d) License plates and registration stickers of vehicles that will be scrapped or destroyed shall be stored by the salvage vehicle dealer in a secure location until the department acknowledges receipt of the report required by subsection (a) of this section.

(e) The salvage vehicle dealer shall destroy the license plates and registration stickers to the vehicles reported under subsection (a) of this section upon receipt of the acknowledged report from the department.

(f) A vehicle reported to the department under subsection (a) of this section is considered a non-repairable vehicle effective the date of the report.


Source Note: The provisions of this §221.48 adopted to be effective December 9, 2015, 40 TexReg 8802

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