Junk Vehicles

According to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90D §20E, any person who takes possession of a motor vehicle for the purpose of junking or scrapping must surrender the vehicle's Certificate of Title, Salvage Title, or any other document required by the Registrar as proof of ownership to the Registry of Motor Vehicles for cancellation within ten days of receiving the vehicle. The record pertaining to a scrapped or junked vehicle is labeled "JUNK" and can never be titled or registered again in the Commonwealth. See the full text of Massachusetts General Laws 90D §20E for more information.

 

For states that exempt certain motor vehicles from titling requirements because of age, a copy of the last vehicle registration will be proof of ownership.

 

Along with the Certificate of Title, Salvage Title or last registration for exempt vehicles, a completed Junking or Scrapping a Motor Vehicle Form must be submitted.  The Junking or Scrapping a Motor Vehicle Form submitted without the Certificate of Title, Salvage Title or last registration for exempt vehicles is not acceptable. Instead of the Junking or Scrapping a Motor Vehicle Form, the salvager or recycler can stamp the bottom, left-hand corner of the Title, Salvage Title, or registration for exempt vehicles. The stamp should contain the word "JUNKED" followed by the name of the salvager or recycler, and the printed name and signature of the authorized agent and date.

 

The Vehicle Identification Number must remain attached to any vehicle upon its destruction. Any vehicle for which a Title has been surrendered for junk cannot be re-titled or registered to operate.

 

Any questions should be directed to the Auto Theft Department.