Vehicles with a salvage title are not allowed on the roadways in Florida. However, there are two different types of salvage titles – repairable and non-repairable (totale destruction). The non-repairable salvage titles will never be driven on the roads again and can only be sold for parts, while the repairable salvage titles, or rebuildable as it is called in Florida, have another shot at life. According to law driver (owner) have to renew identification plate if vehicle received a rebuilt title in Florida.
Getting a Salvage Rebuildable Title
To get a salvage title in Florida, you have to visit the local DMV and bring an application form, along with the original certificate of title, and the manufacturer’s certificate of origin or out of state title.
You can get one of these titles if the vehicle’s damage estimate is 80% or more of the vehicle’s value and it has been declared a total loss by the insurance company.
After having the salvage title, you can rebuild the vehicle and repair it so that you can then apply for a new rebuilt title. Before they will issue the title, the DMV needs to conduct a physical inspection of the vehicle and the major parts including VIN. This ensures that the vehicle is ready for the road, and that the vehicle does not contain any stolen parts.
You will then receive a rebuilt title. In addition to the title, you will receive a sticker, which you will need to affix to the vehicle. This sticker lets others know that it is a rebuilt salvage vehicle, and is important if you decide to sell the vehicle later.
After you have the vehicle rebuilt and get your title, you can register the vehicle and take it out on the roads again, provided that you get insurance coverage.