End-of-life vehicles

An end-of-life vehicle is a vehicle which due to damage, deterioration, and other causes will be, is intended to be, or has to be discarded by its owner.
Due to the possibility of uncontrolled discharge of liquids, end-of-life vehicles are hazardous for the environment and they demand special care in the process of their disposal.
Management of end-of-life vehicles and their parts is a set of measures that include collection, treatment, reuse of parts of end-of-life vehicles, recovery of end-of-life vehicles, and disposal of the newly formed waste which cannot be recovered.
The holder of an end-of-life vehicle is obliged to hand over the end-of-life vehicle to the collector, preferably the complete vehicle, at the collector’s warehouse or by calling the collector to the location where the end-of-life vehicle is located.
When the end-of-life vehicle is handed over, the certificate of destruction of an end-of-life vehicle (the POOV form) is issued, which is required for cancelling the registration.
A complete (whole) end-of-life vehicle is the end-of-life vehicle which must have the engine (cylinder head, engine block and oil pan) and the bodywork (vehicle frame, bonnet, trunk). An end-of-life vehicle with missing part is considered to be an incomplete end-of-life vehicle.
The categories of motor vehicles that are accepted pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance on the management of end-of-life vehicles are:
  • vehicle category M1, motor vehicles for the carriage of persons and their luggage comprising not more than eight seating positions in addition to the driver’s seating position,
  • vehicle category N1, motor vehicles for the carriage of goods, having a maximum mass not exceeding 3,5 tonnes, and   
  • vehicle category L2, there-wheel mopeds 
 Notice for the holders of end-of-life vehicles

Application for issuing the certificate of verification of vehicle registration in Croatia (2020)