Will I get any penalties if I don't notify the Department of Transport?

If the Department of Transport (DoT) records are not updated correctly, you could get a fine, be liable for any Motor Tax charges and traffic offence penalties, and even be liable to prosecution.

The Certificate of Destruction is proof that DoT has been notified correctly that your car has been recycled.

If your car is to be repaired and returned to the road, you'll need to fill in a simple form to update the Department of Transport's records


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