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    When a vehicle titled with the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV) is declared totaled, the owner has 30 days to apply for a salvage or reconstructed title.

    If an out-of-state vehicle has been totaled, but not rebuilt, the owner may apply for a salvage title in Oregon. For an out-of-state vehicle that is rebuilt, the owner may apply for a branded title that indicates there was damage previously. For an out-of-state vehicle termed "junked" on the title, the Oregon DMV will not provide a new title.

    The Oregon DMV provides a description of different types of damaged vehicles and how they are dealt with, online.

    To obtain a salvage or reconstructed title in Oregon, do the following:

    • Complete the Application for Salvage Title (Form 735-229)
    • If applicable, include an odometer reading on the application
    • Provide the title or primary ownership document to DMV
    • Provide a release of interest from the previous owner, which can include:
      • A bill of sale
      • Signature on the back of the title
      • A lien release
    • Provide payment for the salvage transaction fee, $27

    The above may be mailed to the Oregon DMV at:

    • Oregon DMV
    • Salvage Titles
    • 1905 Lana Ave NE
    • Salem, OR 97314