What is my responsibility as a purchaser of a motor vehicle sold for scrap or junk?

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What is my responsibility as a purchaser of a motor vehicle sold for scrap or junk?

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The purchaser shall: • Surrender the certificate of title, properly endorsed and signed by the previous owner, to the county treasurer in the purchasers county of residence. • Apply for a junking certificate from the county treasurer, within 30 days after assignment of the certificate of title. The county treasurer will issue the purchaser, without fee, a junking certificate. A junking certificate authorizes the holder to possess, transport or transfer by endorsement the ownership of the junked vehicle. A certificate of title cannot be issued again for the vehicle after issuance of a junking certificate, unless: • The vehicle owner(s) requests that the title be reinstated within 14 days of the junking certificates date of issue. To reinstate the title, an application must be filed with the county treasurer and appropriate fees paid. • Following the 14-day period, the title can only be reinstated if the owner makes an application for certificate of title to the Iowa DOT and the departme

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