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What Does a Rebuilt Title Mean in Maine: Car Rebuilding and Salvage Title Rules

By Mike Richards Updated: 07/26/2022 Posted: 10/28/2015

When a vehicle has a salvage title, it means that it got damage and you are no longer allowed to drive it on the road. That does not mean you have to sell it for scrap, though. In the state of Maine, it is possible to have a salvage vehicle repaired, given a rebuilt title, and allowed back on the road. What does rebuilt title mean in Maine?

What Is the Process?

In Maine, a rebuilt title has to be issued when two or more vehicle frames that are joined together, or at least five components of the salvaged vehicle have been replaced to receive a new title. A fee needs to be paid, currently $33.

Also, you will need to make sure you have an inventory and receipt of all of the parts that were used to reconstruct the vehicle and to get it into operable condition. Make sure you know where the parts came from and that you have the vehicle identification number of those parts.

After the rebuilding process, you can then apply for a rebuilt title through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (state of Maine rmv inspection). You will need to fill in part A of the Affidavit of Rebuilt or Repaired Salvage Vehicle, Maine title application.

The new title will be stamped to indicate that it is a rebuilt salvage vehicle, which will alert any potential buyers of the vehicle in the future. After you apply and receive the new title, you will be able to register the vehicle for the road.

Find information about what’s a rebuilt title on Rebuilt Title Laws for Other US States. Explore our Vehicle Auctions and Buying With Us.