Salvage vehicle disclosure (sell a salvage vehicle)

  • 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 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