Dismantler’s Handbook of Registration Procedures

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6.090 Lien Sale — Vehicle Valued at $4,001 or More or Stored at a Self-Service Storage Facility

Definition: A vehicle valued at $4,001 or more or from a self-service storage facility that is sold to satisfy a lien for towing,
storage, or services rendered.

Notice of Acquisition (REG 42): Not required

Report of Vehicle To Be Dismantled (REG 42): Required

When can the vehicle be dismantled?

Any time after the Report of Vehicle To Be Dismantled (REG 42), evidence of ownership, and license plates or Dismantler’s Notice of License Plate Destruction (REG 42) are delivered to the department.

Documents required to obtain junk status:

Submit to the department:

  • Report of Vehicle To Be Dismantled (REG 42).
  • Certification of Lien Sale (REG 168) completed by the lienholder or agent.
  • Certified mailing receipts.
  • DMV authorization to conduct a lien sale.
  • If the lien sale was opposed, one of the following:
    • A certified copy of a court judgment entered in
      favor of the lienholder.
    • A release of interest from the opposer.
    • DMV authorization to continue with the lien sale
      after unsuccessful service.
  • Verification of Vehicle (REG 343), if no California
  • Bill(s) of sale, as needed, to complete the chain of
    ownership to the buying dismantler.