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

As of February 12, 2019, we are processing applications that were received in our office on January 17, 2019.

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:



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 - Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.