Salvage vehicle disclosure (sell a salvage vehicle)


  • Important:  Salvage Vehicle Application

    The DMV has a new Salvage Examination/Title Application (PDF) (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

    You may now include an email address for notification of your salvage exam.  This will allow for appointments to be scheduled sooner.

    DMV no longer accepts the MV-899/MV-82TON applications.


What must I do when I sell a rebuilt salvage vehicle?

A person or dealer who sells a rebuilt salvage vehicle must provide the new owner a disclosure statement regardless of the vehicle's age. The disclosure statement is located on the back of New York State title certificates.

If you fail to disclose the salvage history of a vehicle, you can pay a maximum fine of $2,000, and any additional penalties described in the New York State Penal Law. 

If you must register or get a title certificate for a rebuilt salvage vehicle, read the information about salvage vehicle examinations.

For more information about title certificates and vehicle ownership, read the DMV brochures