If a vehicle has been involved in an accident and declared to be a total loss by the owner or the insurance company, the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles will brand it with a salvage title.
Generally, a salvage title car cannot be driven on public roads in Utah until it has been adequately repaired, inspected, rebranded as “rebuilt” or “revived”, registered, and insured.
This page will cover the salvage title process in Utah, 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 Utah DMV office or visit the official DMV website:
What is a Salvage Title in Utah?
Like many other states, a salvage title in Utah 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.
Salvage titles must be applied for within 10 days of the total loss declaration and settlement.
You’ll need to submit the following to the UT DMV:
- The current title.
- Payment for the $6 salvage title application fee.
Utah salvage title cars cannot be driven until they have been repaired and inspected.
How to Get a Salvage Title Cleared in Utah
Once the vehicle has been repaired, you’ll need to get it inspected.
Be prepared to provide:
- The salvage certificate of title.
- Before photos of the vehicle.
- A valid safety inspection certificate.
- Bills of sale and receipts for parts used during the repairs.
Register a Salvage Title Car in Utah
Once a rebuilt title has been issued, you’ll be able to visit the DMV and:
- Complete a license plate and registration application.
- Provide proof of your car insurance policy.
- Pay your registration fees and taxes.
- What is a Salvage Title?
- What is a Rebuilt Title?
- Salvage Title Insurance
- Buying a Car with a Salvage Title
If you’re in the market to buy, sell, or register a salvage title vehicle in Utah, VINvaquero.com has the free resources you need to get back on the road.
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