Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 2: General Information – Licensees

2.030 Dismantler (VC §220)

A dismantler is any person:

  • Engaged in the business of buying, selling, or dealing in vehicles of a type required to be registered under the VC, including nonrepairable vehicles, for the purpose of dismantling the vehicles.
  • Who buys or sells the integral parts and component materials thereof, in whole or in part or deals in used motor vehicle parts.

This does not apply to the occasional and incidental dismantling of vehicles by dealers who have secured dealers license plates from the DMV for the current year and whose principal business is buying and selling new and used vehicles, or by owners who desire to dismantle not more than three personal vehicles within any 12-month period (VC §§220 and 11500, et seq).