If the TR-52L was assigned to me, do I have to transfer ownership into my name?

Please note: Vehicle includes motor vehicles, ORVs, and snowmobiles. Vessel includes watercraft.

Yes, under most circumstances. Unless the vehicle or vessel is a registered abandoned scrap vehicle of vessel, you must transfer ownership of the vehicle or vessel into your name by submitting the TR-52L at a Secretary of State office.  If the vehicle is a registered abandoned scrap vehicle and the vehicle was released to a towing service, used or secondhand vehicle parts dealer, scrap-metal processor, automotive recycler, or foreign salvage vehicle dealer, the new owner may use the bottom portion of the TR-52L to reassign the vehicle as scrap to a scrap metal processor.  If the vessel is a registered abandoned scrap vessel and the vessel was released to a towing service, the new owner may use the bottom portion of the TR-52L to reassign the vessel as scrap to a scrap metal processor or landfill operator.



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