Contact the Division of Field Investigation-Auto Theft & Salvage Unit

As of May 16, 2018, we are processing applications that were received in our office on May 4, 2018.

We typically issue titles within 5 days of a salvage examination. However, based on policy and procedure, some titles may take up to 10 days.  You can use the link below to check the title issuance status for your vehicle:


Important Notice: On or about May 1st, 2018 the Elmsford Auto Theft Field Office (salvage exam facility) will be closing and moving to a new location; the last date for appointments at this facility will tentatively be April 27th, 2018. The new office will be located at 2500 Waterbury Ave. Bronx, NY 10462. There will be no exam appointments offered at the new office until on or about May 7th, 2018.


If you are applying for an examination in March/April you may wish to select the Highland facility (181 North Rd. Highland, NY 12522) to get an appointment scheduled sooner. In the future our Highland Office will most conveniently serve Ulster, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange & Rockland Counties. Our new Bronx Office will most conveniently serve Bronx & Westchester Counties.


Mailing Address

Auto Theft & Salvage, DFI
P.O. Box 2105
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12220-0105


Phone numbers

Schedule a Salvage Exam and transport permit questions

8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Cancel a Salvage exam

1-518- 474-0955


Salvage paperwork and salvage titles

Tuesdays - Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.