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In accordance with Indiana Code §9-22-5, a person who owns a vehicle that has a title that is faulty, lost, or destroyed or the possessor of an abandoned vehicle may apply to the BMV for a Certificate of Authority to sell, give away, or dispose of the vehicle for scrap metal. Requests to junk a vehicle are processed by the Central Office Title Processing Department.
An applicant must submit the following:
If the BMV determines that sufficient credible evidence exists to substantiate the applicant’s claim of ownership, an approved Certificate of Authority – State Form 55018 will be mailed back to the customer to present to the automobile wrecker or scrap yard when disposing of the vehicle.
Mail the completed packet to:
Central Office Title Processing
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N411
Indianapolis, IN 46204