Declare Your Car SORN if You Don’t Want to Tax It
You may have good reasons for keeping your vehicle off-road. It can be a simple matter of cost; taxing a car requires motor insurance and an MoT certificate and both come at a price. Some models, including many convertibles, are unsuitable for year-round use and spend the winter months waiting for the sun to reappear. Avoid problems by making a SORN, a straightforward process that is free of charge. You can notify the DVLA by post, online or by phone.
Scrap Cars - ELVs
If your car has reached the end of its useful life, keeping it sitting in your garage or in front of your house doesn’t make sense. Classified as “waste”, end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are motor vehicles that are no longer serviceable. In the UK, according to businesslink.gov.uk, around 2 million vehicles become waste every year. Scrapping your car not only removes an environmental hazard, it can earn you money. The value of a scrap car depends on its weight, and a scrap car dealer may pay for your ELV.
Scrap Car Disposal
Notifying the DVLA
Your responsibilities do not end once you have delivered your scrap car to an ATF. You must give the operator your vehicle registration document, Form V5C, and in return obtain a Certificate of Destruction. You should send section 3 of the V5C to the DVLA to notify them that the vehicle is no longer on the road, and keep the Certificate of Destruction you received from the ATF as proof of the fact. Don’t forget to keep the tax disc and reclaim any unexpired portion of the licence period.