What does a Certificate of Destruction look like?

An official Certificate of Destruction is printed on paper, and has:

  • the Government of Ireland logo at the top;

  • Gaelic translations of all sections;

  • 'Certificate of Destruction' in the header;

  • a unique 6 digit certificate number (COD);

  • the date that the certificate was issued (Date of Issue); and

  • the signature of a representative of the scrap car recycling centre (Authorised Treatment Facility) which accepted your car.

You should sign the certificate within part 3, the 'Details for registered owner of vehicle' section, as soon as you receive it.

See what the offical Certificate of Destruction looks like

Example of a Certificate of Destruction issued by our recycling centres.  Click the image to view it full size in a new window.