Transport a vehicle to a Salvage Vehicle Examination
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.
How can I transport my vehicle to the Examination Facility?
These are the only legal methods that you can use
- tow the vehicle
- transport the vehicle on a flatbed truck
- use legal a dealer or transporter plate
- apply for a ‘Temporary Transport Permit’ from the DMV Division of Field Investigation
Can I drive my vehicle to the examination facility?
Yes, but to drive it there, you must have
- a valid registration
- NYS liability insurance
- a ‘Temporary Transport Permit’ from the DMV
If your vehicle arrives at the examination facility with illegal vehicle plates or vehicle registration, you can receive a ticket, and the DMV will hold the vehicle until you can transport it legally.
The person who drives the vehicle to the examination facility must have a valid driver license.
How do I apply for a Temporary Transport Permit?
Get proof of a safety inspection. Use a legal method to transport the vehicle to an inspection station to get a safety inspection. The inspection station completes the inspection information on Salvage Examination/Title Application (MV-83SAL).
Get insurance coverage for the vehicle and a NYS Insurance Identification Card (see a sample insurance card).
Send with your application
- the NYS Insurance Identification Card
- receipt for the safety inspection
The DMV will mail your salvage examination appointment letter, which will be endorsed with the transport permit information. Attach the permit to the left-hand side of your rear window. For a trailer or motorcycle, carry the permit with you. The person who drives the vehicle to the examination facility must have a valid driver license, and must be able to present it upon request.