| EuroTrash wrote:|
|There is no SORN equivalent in France - no need because whether it's on or off the road doesn't change the legalities. In the UK, SORN means you don't have to have it taxed and insured. In France it still needs to be insured and there is no road tax in any case. So the administration isn't interested in whether it's on or off the road, they're only interested in who the current owner is up to the point when it gets scrapped (or exported). A|
I no longer post on this forum but look in occasionally and have to make an exception on this occasion, the above is completely incorrect.
France has always had a procedure to declare a vehicle removed from the road, the OP will find all the détails here:
There is a standard formulaire to fill in: Formulaire cerfa n°13756*02 de déclaration de retrait de circulation du véhicule
With that done your resiliation to your insurer will be recevable, they of course claim never to have heard of the procedure when you contradict them
The vehicle registration remains, its not a deregistration, the closest equivalent is indeed the SORN procedure, the carte grise will be marked "retiré de la circulation" you or a purchaser can put the car back on the road but will have to pay the cost of the carte grise which a purchaser would anyway, any vehicle casse will accept the remains with the carte grise and plates.