Salvage Titles

A salvage vehicle is a late model vehicle that has been wrecked, damaged, or destroyed to the extent the estimated total cost of repair to rebuild and restore the vehicle to its condition immediately before it was damaged exceeds 75% of the retail value of the vehicle at the time it was damaged. A late-model vehicle is a vehicle that:

  • Has a retail value of more than $11,500 until January 1, 2020, when it increases to $12,000
  • Is 7 years old or less, as determined by the manufacturer's model year designation
  • Once a vehicle with a Salvage Certificate of Title has been repaired, a Vehicle Inspection must be performed and a Vehicle Inspection Certificate must accompany the application for the title before a new title can be issued and the vehicle can be registered. The new title is required to have the words "Previously Salvaged" branded on the face under the designation, Legends. All brands must be carried forward on any titles issued thereafter and will also appear on any initial and subsequent registrations issued for the vehicle