How to Get a Duplicate Salvage Certificate Checklist
When the original California Salvage Certificate issued has been lost, stolen, or mutilated to the extent that essential information is no longer legible, the insurance company or person who applied for the original Salvage Certificate may apply for a duplicate. The requirements are:
A completed Application for Salvage Certificate or Nonrepairable Vehicle Certificate (REG 488C). This form is not available on the Internet. To obtain a form by mail, call DMV's automated phone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-777-0133.
A Statement of Facts (REG 256) explaining what happened to the original Salvage Certificate.