Form VTR-71-2 "Application for Authority to Dispose of a Motor Vehicle to a Demolisher" - Texas

What Is Form VTR-71-2?

This is a legal form that was released by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles - a government authority operating within Texas. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on September 1, 2017;
  • The latest edition provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
  • Quick to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;

Download a fillable version of Form VTR-71-2 by clicking the link below or browse more documents and templates provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Download Form VTR-71-2 "Application for Authority to Dispose of a Motor Vehicle to a Demolisher" - Texas

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Application for Authority to Dispose of a Motor
Vehicle to a Demolisher
Information
This application can only be used if the motor vehicle is owned by the applicant, has been transferred to the applicant,
or is abandoned and in the possession of the applicant or located on property owned by the applicant (see Page 2 for
additional information).
Mail this completed application, required documentation (if any), and $2.00 application fee in the form of a check or
money order payable to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Credit/debit cards, temporary checks, and cash are
not accepted. Fees are non-refundable.
Mail to: Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
ATTN: Title Control Systems
Austin, Texas 78779-0001
Vehicle Information
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Model
License Plate State and Number (if any)
Odometer Reading (no tenths)
The odometer reading is the actual mileage unless one of the following is checked:
☐ Not Actual
☐ Exceeds Mechanical Limits
☐ Exempt
Physical Location of the Vehicle
Applicant Information
First Name (or Entity Name)
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix (if any)
Address
City
State
Zip
Statement of Facts for Application
An application under this process must be for one of the following reasons. Mark the applicable reason, and provide a statement of facts, if applicable:
☐ The applicant listed is the recorded owner of the motor vehicle or has been transferred ownership.
☐ The vehicle is an abandoned motor vehicle (see Page 2) and in the possession of the applicant.
☐ The vehicle is an abandoned motor vehicle (see Page 2) and located on property owned by the applicant.
Certification – State law makes falsifying information a third degree felony
I, the applicant listed above, certify the facts contained herein are true, and no material fact has been withheld; am
applying for authority to dispose of the motor vehicle described above to a demolisher for demolition, wrecking, or
dismantling only; have the legal right to apply for the authority to demolish this vehicle; and understand this vehicle
cannot be repaired, rebuilt, reconstructed, made operable, or retitled and may only dispose of the vehicle to a
demolisher for permanent destruction.
Signature of Applicant
Printed Name (Same as Signature)
Date
VTR-71-2 Rev 09/17
Form available online at www.TxDMV.gov
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Application for Authority to Dispose of a Motor
Vehicle to a Demolisher
Information
This application can only be used if the motor vehicle is owned by the applicant, has been transferred to the applicant,
or is abandoned and in the possession of the applicant or located on property owned by the applicant (see Page 2 for
additional information).
Mail this completed application, required documentation (if any), and $2.00 application fee in the form of a check or
money order payable to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Credit/debit cards, temporary checks, and cash are
not accepted. Fees are non-refundable.
Mail to: Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
ATTN: Title Control Systems
Austin, Texas 78779-0001
Vehicle Information
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Model
License Plate State and Number (if any)
Odometer Reading (no tenths)
The odometer reading is the actual mileage unless one of the following is checked:
☐ Not Actual
☐ Exceeds Mechanical Limits
☐ Exempt
Physical Location of the Vehicle
Applicant Information
First Name (or Entity Name)
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix (if any)
Address
City
State
Zip
Statement of Facts for Application
An application under this process must be for one of the following reasons. Mark the applicable reason, and provide a statement of facts, if applicable:
☐ The applicant listed is the recorded owner of the motor vehicle or has been transferred ownership.
☐ The vehicle is an abandoned motor vehicle (see Page 2) and in the possession of the applicant.
☐ The vehicle is an abandoned motor vehicle (see Page 2) and located on property owned by the applicant.
Certification – State law makes falsifying information a third degree felony
I, the applicant listed above, certify the facts contained herein are true, and no material fact has been withheld; am
applying for authority to dispose of the motor vehicle described above to a demolisher for demolition, wrecking, or
dismantling only; have the legal right to apply for the authority to demolish this vehicle; and understand this vehicle
cannot be repaired, rebuilt, reconstructed, made operable, or retitled and may only dispose of the vehicle to a
demolisher for permanent destruction.
Signature of Applicant
Printed Name (Same as Signature)
Date
VTR-71-2 Rev 09/17
Form available online at www.TxDMV.gov
Page 1 of 2
Application for Authority to Dispose of a Motor Vehicle to a Demolisher
Information for Applicants Who Are the Motor Vehicle Owners
Applicants with a motor vehicle last titled in Texas must surrendered the Texas Certificate of Title if not lost or
destroyed; however, the Texas Certificate of Title is not required if the department is able to verify the applicant is the
owner in the department’s system.
Applicants with a motor vehicle last titled outside of Texas must submit the certificate of title in their name.
Applicants who are not the recorded owner must submit a certificate of title or other valid ownership evidence
showing the motor vehicle has been transferred to the applicant. Other valid ownership evidence includes, but is not
limited to, a manufacturer’s certificate of origin, registration receipt (if the motor vehicle is non-titled), or law
enforcement auction sales receipt.
Information for Applicants Applying on Abandoned Motor Vehicles
A motor vehicle is abandoned if it:
1) is inoperable, is more than five years old, and has been left unattended on public property for more than 48 hours;
2) has remained illegally on public property for more than 48 hours;
3) has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in charge of the property for more
than 48 hours;
4) has been left unattended on the right-of-way of a designated county, state, or federal highway for more than 48
hours;
5) has been left unattended for more than 24 hours on the right-of-way of a turnpike project constructed and
maintained by the Texas Turnpike Authority division of the Texas Department of Transportation or a controlled
access highway; or
6) is an impounded commercial motor vehicle at a vehicle storage facility and the delinquent administrative penalty
has not been paid to the Texas Department of Public Safety by the 11th day after being impounded.
Department Notification Required
If an application is received for an abandoned motor vehicle, the department is required to send a notice to any
owner(s) and lienholder(s) of the abandoned motor vehicle identified in the department’s system. If no record is
found in the department’s system, the department is required to publish a notice on the department’s website. The
owner(s) or lienholder(s) have 20 days from the date the notice is mailed or published to claim the motor vehicle. If
the department is not informed the vehicle has been claimed by the 20
th
day, the department will issue the Certificate
of Authority to the applicant.
As a result of these requirements, issuance of a Certificate of Authority may take up to 30 days from the date the
application is received by the department.
Claimed Abandoned Motor Vehicles
If the abandoned motor vehicle is claimed after this application has been submitted to the department, please contact
the Vehicle Titles and Registration Division immediately at (512) 465-5659, option 1, to prevent the Certificate of
Authority from being issued. However, the $2.00 application fee is non-refundable.
Identifying the Correct Vehicle Identification Number
For any vehicle other than a Ford, provide the number located on the body for any 1956 to current model year vehicle
and the motor number for any 1955 and prior year models. For Ford, provide the number located on the body for any
1932 to current model year and the motor number for any 1931 and prior year models. Motorcycles typically use the
number located on the frame; however, model years prior to 1971 may use a motor number. You should contact your
local law enforcement auto theft unit if you need assistance in identifying the correct vehicle identification number.
Odometer Reading Information
If the vehicle is less than 10 model years old (current year – 10), an odometer reading is required. If the odometer
reading cannot be established, please indicate “1” and mark “Not Actual.”
If the vehicle is 10 or more model years old, an odometer reading is not required; however, you must mark “EXEMPT.”
VTR-71-2 Rev 09/17
Form available online at www.TxDMV.gov
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