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What is Salvage title? US States Rebuilt Title Rules

Car Rebuilding and Title Rules for Auto from Auction Ohio

By Mike Richards Updated: 05/22/2019 Posted: 10/29/2015

In Ohio, It is possible to obtain a salvage title through the County Clerk of Courts. You will need to bring along the original title with personal identification to apply for the title.

Once you have a salvage title, you may want to repair the vehicle to get it on the road again if you don’t plan to sell it in public auto auction Ohio. Until you rebuild the vehicle and get a new title, you will not be able to drive it on the highway.

Making the Repairs and Getting the Inspection

When you make all of the repairs needed to get the vehicle into good working shape, you can then start the process of getting a rebuilt salvage title.

The first thing you need to do is to get the vehicle inspected through an inspection facility. The purpose of the inspection is to verify ownership of the vehicle and of the parts used in the repair of the vehicle, and to go over all of the documentation to make sure everything is in order.

Before you make an appointment, you will need to go by a Deputy Registrar location ranch to get the inspection form and to pay the fee. You will then receive a receipt number, which you will need when you are scheduling an appointment for the inspection.

A number of different inspection locations are available throughout the state.

When you are at the inspection, make sure that you have all of your receipts for your new and used parts, along with the salvage title. When you have receipts for parts that you bought from a third party private seller, you will need to have them notarized.

When the vehicle passes the inspection, you can take the inspection form and the salvage title to a title office to apply for your rebuilt title.

When you have your title, you can register the vehicle and then get it back on the roads again, provided that you get insurance coverage.

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