Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 18: Lien Sales – Abandoned – Abated Vehicles

18.140 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 to Dispose of a Vehicle Valued at $500 or Less to a Scrap Iron Processor or Dismantler (REG 462) (PDF).

If authorization for disposal is not issued, a vehicle identification number must be assigned prior to continuing the procedures in Chapter 7, Miscellaneous Originals.