How To Tell The DVLA You’ve Scrapped A Car
There are two ways you can notify the DVLA your car’s scrapped. We have outlined these below.
Ways To Notify The DVLA
The quickest and most common method to notify the DVLA is through their website. To do this you will need:
- The Vehicle registration number
- The 11-digit reference number from the vehicle’s V5C (log book)
- The name and address of the Authorised Treatment Facility who collected your vehicle
To notify the DVLA online once you scrap your vehicle just follow the steps on the Government website.
Alternatively, you can let the DVLA know by post. You can do this one of two ways. Firstly if you are in possession of the vehicle’s V5C (log book), you need to fill in the section relating to selling or transferring a vehicle to the motor trade. This is section 4, or section 9 in older versions of the V5C (log book). You will then send this to the DVLA at the following address.
If you aren’t in possession of the V5C you can write to the DVLA with the following details.
- Your name and address
- Vehicle registration number
- The make and model
- Exact date of sale
- Details of the new keeper (the collection agent who collected the vehicle).
DVLA Confirmation for Scrapped Cars
The DVLA will process your details. You will then be sent confirmation this has been completed. This can be in the form of the below.
- An email confirmation (if you gave your email address when submitting online.)
- A letter confirming you’re no longer the keeper of the vehicle.
- A refund cheque for any full months left on your vehicle tax, calculated from the date DVLA gets your information – if you pay by Direct Debit, it’ll be cancelled automatically.
If you don’t receive confirmation within four weeks of contacting the DVLA, we advise you contact them. This is so you can make sure you are no longer liable for the vehicle.
Certificate of Destruction
Giveacar only uses ATF registered scrap partners. It is legislation that all vehicles that are recycled must be issued with a Certificate of Destruction. When your vehicle is completely scrapped and recycled, the ATF will issue a certificate of destruction within seven days.
The Giveacar Scheme
Donating a car with Giveacar is designed to make the process of scrapping your vehicle as easy as possible. The best part is you can know the proceeds from your scrap car will be donated to your nominated charity.
We have collection partners based nationwide meaning we can collect vehicles from most locations. Please note the price offered for your vehicle differs depending on how close you are to one of our collection operators. You can find out more here.
After you submit your details with Giveacar we shall inform the collection operators of your request. They will then call you within two working days to arrange the collection which usually happens within a week.
Giveacar is proud to be the original car donation company. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise and our sole means of income is generated from the administration fee taken from the money made from each vehicle donation. Vehicles that raise up to £249 will have a 25% admin fee applied. Vehicles with a value of £250 and over will have a 30% admin fee applied. Please note, our admin fee is subject to VAT. Once that’s done everything else goes to your nominated charity.
If you want to know more about scrapping your vehicle with the DVLA, call us on 0207 736 4242.