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In accordance with Indiana Codes §9-22-1 and §9-22-5, a person who owns a vehicle that has a title that is faulty, lost or destroyed, or is the possessor of an abandoned vehicle, may apply to the BMV for authority to sell, give away, or dispose of the vehicle for scrap metal.
When submitting paperwork, include the following:
If the BMV determines that sufficient credible evidence exists to substantiate the applicant’s claim of ownership, an approved Certificate of Authority – Disposal of a Motor Vehicle – 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