49-516. Junked or changed vehicles — Cancellation of certificate. Each owner of a vehicle and each person mentioned as owner in the last certificate of title when a vehicle is dismantled, destroyed or changed in a manner that it is not the vehicle described in the certificate of title, shall surrender his certificate of title to the department, and the department shall with the consent of any holders of any liens, enter a cancellation upon its records. The department upon receipt of a certified copy of an order or judgment from a court of competent jurisdiction that a partially dismantled, junked, abandoned or non-operating vehicle is a public nuisance shall cancel the certificate of title to the vehicle if there be one. Upon cancellation of a certificate of title in the manner prescribed by this section the department may cancel and destroy all certificates in that chain of title.
[49-516, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 131, p. 650.]