Can a non-wheeled vehicle be sold or purchased?
Verified 16 September 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)
No, a vehicle that is no longer fit to drive (car, van, motorcycle, ...) cannot be sold to an individual, even in spare parts. It can only be sold to one automotive professional.
There can no longer be any mention on the technical inspection report, if the vehicle is subject to it. And a carte grise with cannot be issued.
However, you can keep a vehicle at home that cannot drive if you are:
- You want to recover and reuse parts of the vehicle for strictly personal use
- You want to transform, repair or rehabilitate this vehicle for strictly personal use
In these cases, you must file a return of withdrawal.
If you want to get rid of the vehicle, you must deliver to an approved VHU centre in the case of a private car, a van or a 3-wheeled moped. But be careful, to be accepted by these professionals for free, the vehicle still has to have its essential components (powertrain, catalytic converter for the vehicles that were equipped with them when they were placed on the market or body). In addition, it must not contain any unapproved waste or equipment added to it.
In case of disposal for destruction (or not) to an automobile professional, the transfer certificate.
a fine of up to €1,500 (for a natural person) to €15 000 (for legal person where recurrence).
- Environmental Code: R541-77Abandonment of vehicle wrecks or garbage, waste, materials and other objects carried in a vehicle
- Environmental Code: items R543-153 to R543-165Disposal of end-of-life vehicles
- Decision of 18 June 1991 concerning the technical inspection of vehicles weighing not more than 3,5 tons
- Order of 9 February 2009 on the modalities of registration of vehicles
- Route Code: items R322-1 to R322-14Transfer of a vehicle for destruction (section R322-9 of the Highway Traffic Act)
- List of VHU centres referenced in the SIVNational Secured Securities Agency