As a car owner, there might come a time when you need to apply for Vehicle License Cancellation in Tasmania. If you’re not sure what this means or what you need to do to have your vehicle licensed cancelled, then this guide is for you.
There can be a number of different reasons for the cancellation of registration, such as:
As a vehicle owner, when you dispose of the responsibility of owning the vehicle it is very important that you transfer the vehicle into the new owner’s name. This is because once you sell the vehicle, you are no longer in control of it or what happens with it. So, if there’s a speeding fine or the car is involved in an accident, it is not your fault or responsibility.
We strongly advise you to not rely on the new buyer to take care of the transfer of the vehicle. To protect you from any future issues, you need to submit the notice for car disposal.
Once you’ve sold the car (or given it to someone), you must notify the Registrar of Motor Vehicles within 7 days. This can be done online at the Department of State Growth Transport website. Failure to notify the Registrar of the sale of your car will leave you vulnerable, as you will still be considered legally responsible for the vehicle.
When notifying the Registrar of Motor Vehicles that you have sold your vehicle, you will have to provide the following:
If your car was badly damaged in an accident and has been written off, then you need to provide Transport Tasmania with one of the two:
If your car was stolen and was not recovered, then you are eligible for a refund (from the date the vehicle was stolen). You will need to complete the statutory declaration form – MR162 and get a report in writing from either the police or your insurance provider, confirming that your vehicle was stolen on the specified date.
So, there you have it. A detailed guide on how, when, and why you should opt for notice of car disposal and license cancellation in Hobart. We hope you found this guide helpful.
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