What are the necessary steps regarding the operator's licence disc and the plating certificate for a vehicle that's been written off and is awaiting collection by the insurance company?


When dealing with a vehicle that has been written off, it's crucial to understand the protocol for handling important documents like the operator's licence disc and the plating certificate. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know:

1. VTG6 Plate: This plate remains with the vehicle throughout its lifecycle, including when the insurance company collects it. There's no need to remove it, as it's intended to stay with the vehicle until it is no longer operational.

2. VTG7 Plating Certificate: This document is a vital part of your vehicle files. You should retain the VTG7 certificate for at least 15 months in accordance with vehicle records retention requirements. This ensures compliance and proper record-keeping.

3. Operator Licence Discs: These should be removed from the vehicle once you've completed a statutory off-road notification (SORN). After removal, these discs can be destroyed, as they are no longer valid or necessary for a vehicle that's been officially taken off the road.

By following these guidelines, you'll ensure that you're adhering to the necessary compliance measures for a written-off vehicle.

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