|(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
(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
(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
(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.