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If a vehicle has been involved in an accident and declared to be a total loss by the owner or the insurance company, the Oklahoma Department of Motor Vehicles will brand it with a salvage title. 

Generally, a salvage title car cannot be driven on public roads in Oklahoma until it has been adequately repaired, inspected, rebranded as “rebuilt” or “revived”, registered, and insured. 

This page will cover the salvage title process in Oklahoma, and provide you with tips on how to get a salvage vehicle back on the road. 

For official information or questions about your specific situation, please contact your local Oklahoma DMV office or visit the official DMV website:

What is a Salvage Title in Oklahoma?

Like many other states, a salvage title in Oklahoma means that the vehicle has been reported to the DMV to be a total loss, wrecked, or damaged to the point where it is no longer roadworthy. 

Oklahoma salvage title cars cannot be driven until they have been repaired and inspected. 

How to Get a Salvage Title Cleared in Oklahoma

To register your salvage vehicle in Oklahoma, you’ll need to make the necessary repairs and apply for a rebuilt title. 

Once the repairs are made, you’ll need to schedule an inspection that will verify no stolen parts were used in the rebuild and no fraud has occurred. 

Be prepared to submit your:

  • Salvage title. 
  • Bills of sale and receipts for all parts used in the repairs. 
  • Rebuilt Vehicle Inspection Request (Form 788-B). 
  • The $11 title fee. 
  • The $25 salvage inspection fee.

Register a Salvage Title Car in Oklahoma

Once a rebuilt title has been issued, you can apply for tags again. 

To do so, visit your local county tag office and submit:

  • Proof of ownership. 
  • Proof of car insurance. 
  • Payment for your registration fees and taxes. 

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If you’re in the market to buy, sell, or register a salvage title vehicle in Oklahoma, VINvaquero.com has the free resources you need to get back on the road. 

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