Disposing of a vehicle

Effective November 1st 2019 the Transport Control Department will be implementing the Examination for a Vehicle Write-Off fee of $105.00. This will apply to everyone weather it is done by a garage (who will handle the write-off process with TCD, fees will apply) or if the customer elects to take the vehicle to the dump, the customer will come into TCD to pay the write-off fee before the vehicle is accepted at the Airport Dump. Proof of payment will be required by the Airport Dump Master. This proof will be a duplicate receipt given to the customer at TCD after payment is made. 

To dispose of your old car, you can do one of the following:

  • Sell it as a second hand car
  • Export it from Bermuda
  • Have the car written-off
  • Sell the car for use as a driver instructional vehicle or a motor taxi class

How do I get my old car written-off?

You can take your old car to a car dealer or registered garage or to the Airport dump. The dealer or garage owner will inform the Transport Control Department (TCD), who will send an examiner to confirm that the car is a write-off and issue a write-off certificate.

Can I remove parts from the car once it has been written-off?

Yes, the car may be kept on the dealer’s or garage’s premises, for spare parts, for up to one month. At the dump the car will be crushed within a day. If you want parts, you will have to strip the car before taking it to the dump.

Can I change my mind and sell the car after it has been written-off?

No, once your car has been certified by TCD as a write-off, it cannot be registered and licensed for use on the road. Once your car has been written-off you cannot sell it. The car has to be taken to the Airport dump to be crushed.

Find out more information on selling your car.