Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 9 of 38

Chapter 8: Report of Sale – Used Vehicles

8.025 “In Lieu of” Report of Sale-Used Vehicle

When a completed REG 51 is lost before being submitted to DMV, submit the following with the other application requirements:

  • A new REG 51 which indicates “In lieu of report of sale number________.”
    •   All information must be completed as shown on the original REG 51.
    •   A Power of Attorney may be used to sign the “in-lieu of” REG 51.
  • The purchaser’s operating copy of the “in-lieu of” REG 51.
  • A Statement of Facts (REG 256) form explaining the reason for the second REG 51.