Dismantler’s Handbook of Registration Procedures

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Evidence of Ownership Documents

4.090 Unavailable Evidence of Ownership (VC §11520 [a])

When regular evidence of ownership is not obtainable, proof that the dismantler sent a letter of demand for the documents within 90 days of the date of acquisition to the person from whom the vehicle was acquired may be substituted for documents that cannot otherwise be obtained.

Proof is a certified letter returned unclaimed and unopened, or the postal receipt acknowledging receipt of the letter by the addressee, in situations where a certified letter is sent and delivered, but the sender does not receive a response.