TECHNICAL ADVISORY

DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

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To:                  Tax Collectors and License Plate Agents

 

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Subject:           Cash For Clunkers s__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Advisory                                             Implementation                                  Carl A. Ford, Director

Date:               07/27/09                      Date:   Immediately

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Advisory Number:     T09-03

 

 

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                                    On June 24, 2009, President Obama signed the Iraq and Afghanistan War Supplemental Appropriations which included the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), commonly referred to as “Cash for Clunkers.”  This is a federal program which helps you purchase a new, more fuel efficient vehicle when you trade in a less fuel efficient vehicle.  The program requires the scrapping of your eligible trade-in vehicle.  Therefore, the dealer accepting the trade in will be required to get a Certificate of Destruction (CD) in their name prior to disposing of the vehicle.  The program will run through Nov 1, 2009 or until the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.  For official information about the program, visit CARS.gov or call the hotline at (866) CAR-7891.

 

                                    The selling dealer must submit the certificate of title (for the qualifying trade in vehicle) properly completed for transfer to their dealership.  A form HSMV 82363, Application for Salvage Title/Certificate of Destruction, must accompany the title along with the appropriate fees.  The form must be completed by the authorized agent for the dealership in the “Salvage by Owner” section.  The dealership should print the words “cash for clunkers” on the same line as the date of loss and check the “Certificate of Destruction” box under 4, d. on the form.  The tax collector or license plate agency clerk must enter “cash for clunkers” in the comments field when processing the CD.

 

                        If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact your Help Desk Representative.

 

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