Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 20 of 38

Chapter 19: Salvage – Nonrepairable – Junk Vehicles

19.020 Duplicate Salvage or Nonrepairable Vehicle Certificate

When the DMV’s records show that a salvage certificate was issued for a vehicle, but it 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 or nonrepairable vehicle certificate may apply for a duplicate.

The following must be submitted:

  • A completed Application for Salvage Certificate or Nonrepairable Vehicle Certificate (REG 488C) form.
  • A completed Statement of Facts (REG 256) form which describes the vehicle and certifies to the disposition of the original salvage or nonrepairable vehicle certificate.
  • The duplicate fee. Refer to Appendix 1F for fees.

The salvage owner will only display on the database when an automated salvage certificate has been issued. The salvage owner is not updated when the salvage certificate is issued manually.