Dismantler’s Handbook of Registration Procedures

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Section 5 of 11

Lien Sales and Abandoned Vehicles

5.320 Vehicle Identification Number Missing at the Time of Removal on Low Value Vehicles Removed for Reasons Other than Abandonment (VC 22851.2 [b])

If the condition of the vehicle is such that there is no means of determining ownership, the public agency that removed the vehicle may give authorization to dispose of the vehicle on the Public Agency Authorization of Disposal of Vehicle to a Scrap Iron Processor or Dismantler Valued at $500 or Less (REG 462). If authorization for disposal is not issued, a vehicle identification number must be assigned prior to continuing the procedures in §5.310 of this manual.