It's your responsibility to dispose your unwanted vehicle properly

 

Unwanted Vehicle

If you want to dispose of your unwanted vehicle, you must not leave it on any road or Government land at liberty. According to the Laws of Hong Kong, a vehicle owner has a duty to dispose of his unwanted vehicle properly. This leaflet tells you the means that are available for proper disposal of your unwanted vehicle. After proper disposal of your unwanted vehicle, you, as the vehicle owner, should within 15 days after disposal of your vehicle, notify the Transport Department and apply for de-registration of your vehicle. If you do not apply for de-registration of your vehicle, you will be held liable for all liabilities incurred with the vehicle disposed.

If you wish to dispose of your unwanted vehicle, you may make use of the services provided by the private scrapping companies.  You are, however, reminded to:

(1)  keep the original Vehicle Registration Document and the Vehicle Licence (if it is still valid) by yourself;
(2) request for a scrapping certificate or receipt issued by the scrapping company. You should check if the Business Registration Certificate Number of the scrapping company was marked on the receipt;
(3) approach one of the Licensing Offices of the Transport Department and apply for de- registration of vehicle by presenting the following documents within 15 days after you had scrapped your vehicle:
  a.  the original Vehicle Registration Document;
  b.  the original Vehicle Licence of the vehicle (if the Licence is still valid);
  c.  (i)  the original Scrapping Certificate or Receipt issued by the scrapping company (if the vehicle has been scrapped); or
    (ii)  the shipping document (if the vehicle has been exported out of Hong Kong);
  d.  (i)  the identification document of the registered owner (e.g. the H.K. Identity Card or a passport for non-H.K. Identity Card Holders, in the case of a private owner or the Certificate of Incorporation in the case of a limited company); or
    (ii)  a copy of the identification document of the registered owner and the identification document of an agent if the application for de-registration of vehicle is to be handled by the agent authorized by the registered owners;
  e.  a duly completed "Notification for Cancellation of Vehicle Registration" (TD 184).

Information of the private scrapping companies operating in Hong Kong may be obtained from the advertisements placed in the Telephone Directory (Motorcar Wrecking) and in most of the local newspapers.

For enquiries on matters relating to de-registration of vehicles, please call the 1823 Call Centre.