Junk and Salvage businesses

  • Important:  New Salvage Vehicle Application

    The DMV has a new Salvage Examination/Title Application (MV-83SAL). This form replaces the MV-899 and MV-82 to apply for a Salvage Vehicle exam. The MV-83SAL

     -   clearly shows what fees apply to you
     -   can be completed online and printed like other DMV forms
     -   includes a handy checklist to help you avoid missing documents

    Hard copies of the MV-83SAL will be available at DMV offices by early December 2015.  As of December 31st, 2015 we will no longer accept MV-899/MV-82TON applications.

 

What are Junk and Salvage businesses?

DMV considers the following types of businesses Junk and Salvage businesses

  • vehicle dismantlers
  • salvage pools
  • itinerant vehicle collectors
  • mobile car crushers
  • scrap processors
  • scrap collectors
  • drive-in appraisers
  • repair shops that dispose of vehicle scrap


How do I open a Junk and Salvage business in New York State?

To become a Junk & Salvage business licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles in New York State, you must

You can also call the DMV Office of Vehicle Safety and Clean Air at 1-518-474-4653 to get the forms, or call 1-518-474-0919 to get more information.

What do I need to send with my application?

Your application must include

  • a copy of your Sales Tax Certificate of Authority (not just your tax ID number)
  • all fees


Where do I send my application?

You must submit a hard copy of your application, associated documents and fee to this address

NYS DMV Bureau of Consumer & Facility Services
Application Unit
P.O. Box 2700
Albany, NY  12220-0700



How long will it take to process my application?

It will take 6 to 8 weeks for us to process your application.

If my application is not accepted will I receive a refund?

Yes. You will receive a refund eight to twelve weeks after the Department of Audit and Control receives your refund voucher.

Where can I check the status of Salvage Certificates (form MV-907A) I ordered?

You can check the status of your order online.  You will need

  • your facility number
  • facility ZIP Code
  • email address

 

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.