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Titling a Salvage Vehicle


This page provides information about titling a salvage vehicle.
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General Information
If you have a vehicle from out of state that has been totaled and not rebuilt, you may apply for an Oregon salvage title.
Click here for information about damaged vehicles.
If your Oregon-titled vehicle has been declared totaled and you have kept the vehicle, you have 30 days to apply for either a salvage title or a reconstructed title.
If you have a vehicle from out of state that has been rebuilt, you may apply for a new title. The new title will show there was previous damage. Follow procedures for Titling an Out-of-State Vehicle if You Have the Title.
If an out-of-state vehicle has terms like "junked" on the title, DMV will not issue a title.
Click here for information on junked vehicles.

How to Apply
To apply for a salvage title, you must:
  • Fill out an Application for Salvage Title (Form 735-229):
  • Get the seller(s) to give you the current title or primary ownership document;
  • Provide releases of interest from previous owners using the:
  • Include odometer disclosure, if applicable, using the:
    • Back of title, or
    • Secure Odometer Disclosure/Reassignment form (contact DMV if you need a form);
  • Pay the salvage title fee ($27);
  • Submit your completed application, supporting materials and payment to DMV.
How to Submit Your Application
Mail your completed application, supporting documents, and payment to:
Oregon DMV
Salvage Titles
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Make checks or money orders payable to “Oregon DMV."  
Note: All DMV offices accept cash or checks and will be able to accept debit and credit cards for payment by the end of 2016. Certain DMV offices are already able to take debit and credit card payments.

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