§717. Sale of motor vehicle as scrap
A. Any owner who sells a motor vehicle as scrap to be dismantled or destroyed shall assign a certificate of title thereto to the purchaser, whether the certificate was issued by the vehicle commissioner of this state or any other state, and the purchaser shall deliver the certificate of title to the commissioner with an application for a permit to dismantle such vehicle. The commissioner shall thereupon issue to the purchaser a permit to dismantle the vehicle, which shall authorize the purchaser to possess or transport the motor vehicle or to transfer ownership thereto by an endorsement upon the permit. A certificate of title shall not again be issued for the motor vehicle in the event it is scrapped, dismantled, or destroyed.
B. Notwithstanding Subsection A of this Section, the commissioner may issue, without the delivery of the certificate of title, a permit to dismantle any vehicle which is more than fifteen years old and has not had its registration renewed in this state or any other state for a period of three years immediately prior to the application for a permit to dismantle the vehicle.
Acts 1950, No. 342, §20. Amended by Acts 1981, No. 485, §1; Acts 1991, No. 883, §1; Acts 2012, No. 250, §1.