Abandoned and stolen vehicles

Buy an abandoned vehicle

If you buy an abandoned vehicle, there are steps you must follow to transfer it into your name.

You must have copies of certain documents and submit them to the MVR.

This includes the R33 receipt under the Uncollected Goods Act that the seller gave you at the time of purchase.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in an R11 application to register a vehicle in the NT / application to transfer NT registered vehicle.

Step 2. Submit the application and supporting documents in person at an MVR office, including your:

Step 3. Pay the following:

If the vehicle is unregistered, a vehicle registration fee will also apply.

You can pay your fees by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, BasicsCard, Visa or MasterCard.

Buy an abandoned vehicle left in a public place

The competent authority will need to give the buyer a receipt of sale or proof of ownership document.

This will allow the MVR to transfer the vehicle into the buyer's name and any other documents such as copies of the notice published in the NT News.

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Last updated: 02 June 2020

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