If you never intend to use your vehicle in traffic again, you may decommission it permanently. Entering a final deregistration for a vehicle in the Vehicular and Driver Data Register terminates vehicle tax liability and insurance premiums. The registration number also expires. A finally deregistered vehicle may not be commissioned again.
Final deregistration of a vehicle subject to the End of Life Vehicles Directive (a car, van or three-wheel moped) is free of charge. Deregistration of other vehicles, such as lorries or tractors, is also free of charge. If you own an end-of-life vehicle, you may deliver your vehicle free of charge to an authorised collection facility for end-of-life vehicles operated by Suomen Autokierrätys Oy to be scrapped. You do not need to remove registration plates for delivery.
The collection facility personnel will check that the person delivering the end-of-life vehicle has the right to do so. The collection facility will issue a certificate of destruction to the person delivering the vehicle as documentation of final deregistration of the vehicle. The actual final deregistration procedure is handled by the collection facility personnel with their recycling operator; you, the person delivering the vehicle, do not have to submit a final deregistration notification for your end-of-life vehicle.
If a vehicle owned by you that is subject to the End of Life Vehicles Directive (a car, van or three-wheel moped) has been destroyed in a collision or a fire, etc., you may request final deregistration of the vehicle from Trafi. Submit a request for final deregistration signed by you to the Trafi registrar and attach an official report on the destruction of the vehicle issued by the police or the rescue services.
If a vehicle owned by you that is subject to the End of Life Vehicles Directive (a car, van or three-wheel moped) has been scrapped or destroyed abroad, you may request final deregistration of the vehicle from Trafi. Submit a request for final deregistration signed by you to the Trafi registrar and attach the relevant foreign certificate of destruction or official report.
Insurance companies enter the final deregistration for destroyed vehicles redeemed by them when they deliver those vehicles to a collection facility for end-of-life vehicles.
Damaged and stolen vehicles redeemed by insurance companies will be decommissioned.
Local authorities deliver end-of-life vehicles transferred to their ownership under the Act on Transferring Vehicles and Disposal of End-of-Life Vehicles (828/2008) to official collection facilities for final disposal. Similarly transferred vehicles that are not end-of-life vehicles will be decommissioned.
If you deliver a vehicle not subject to the End of Life Vehicles Directive (lorries, buses, coaches, mopeds, motorcycles, quadricycles, tractors, industrial vehicles and snowmobiles) to a Suomen Autokierrätys reception point, Suomen Autokierrätys will handle its final deregistration. If the vehicle is scrapped anywhere else than at a Suomen Autokierrätys reception point, the owner must send a reliable written report on the scrapping or destruction of the vehicle to Trafi's registrar. This report must be signed by the owner and two witnesses (details to be supplied: signature, name in block letters, address and date of birth). The report must be accompanied by a certificate of destruction from the party handling the vehicle's final disposal, or a comparable report specifying how it was scrapped. On the basis of a reliable disposal report, Trafi will be able to carry out the final deregistration of a vehicle that is not subject to the End of Life Vehicles Directive.