32-3-51.12. Junking certificate required for vehicle being dismantled--Removal of identification number prohibited--Violation as felony.
Any owner of a motor vehicle that is being dismantled for the purpose of selling its parts shall apply for a junking certificate.
The license plates, registration card, and certificate of title shall accompany the application for junking certificate. The department shall cancel the registration card and the title on its records and issue a junking certificate. If the title shows any lien, the lien holder's consent to the issuance of the junking certificate shall be endorsed on the certificate of title. The owner may not remove the vehicle's identification number or other identification numbers. Removal of the vehicle's identification number or other identification numbers is a Class 6 felony.
Source: SL 1988, ch 238, § 8; SL 1989, ch 258; SL 1996, ch 190, § 3.
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