Programs & Services

Acquiring A Salvage Title

Defined as: Title document that denotes a salvage vehicle and includes the word SALVAGE printed across the front in large diagonal letters.

A title will be issued by MVC upon notification by owner or insurer of a vehicle; if the was vehicle stolen and not recovered within 30 days; if the vehicle was involved in a collision or has otherwise sustained damage greater than the value of the vehicle.
A title can be flipped into the name of a dealership or insurer at the same time the SALVAGE indicator is put on.
Required Paperwork
OS/SS-7 form Application for Certificate of Ownership used for Standard Title Issuance
OS/SS-61 form Application for Salvage Certificate of Title
Original title with the NJ Sales Tax Satisfied Stamp of the dealership on the back.
Notarized letter from insurance company, has to state the vehicle is a total loss and that it should be branded salvage.
Statement from the party submitting the title as follows:
· Declare the reason for salvage status.
· Include year, make, model, and full vehicle identification number.
Below is a checklist related to requesting a salvage title.
Please contact Title Services at (609) 883-6330 ext. 4 or [email protected] with any questions.

Checklist for Acquiring A Salvage Title