Rebuilt Title:

All You Want to Know about Rebuilt Title & Vehicles.

Rebuilt Title means that the vehicle has had a serious damage. You can safely buy such a vehicle only when you know what exactly happened. That is why it is critically important to check vehicle history by VIN.

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Ohio Rebuilt Title

In Ohio, a rebuilt salvage title is given to reconstructed or repaired vehicles has been destroyed, dismantled, or changed in such a way that it lost its character as a motor vehicle, or has been altered in a manner that it was not the same vehicle as described in the title.

How To Get Rebuilt Title In Ohio

In order to get a rebuilt title in Ohio, you need to file the following document to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. You can do so:

  • by fax 614-752-8929 or mail to
  • by regular mail: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, P.O. Box 16520, Columbus, OH 43216, Attn: Titles
  • by overnight mail: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 1970 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43223, Attn: Titles

The documents include:

  1. A detailed, notarized statement of facts, listing the following:
  • Your name, contact phone number, and address
  • Year, make, model and serial number of vehicle
  • Proof of ownership and specific details regarding how you obtained the vehicle

Provide the following required documents for the following along with your detailed notarized statement:

If the vehicle has any issued associated with it, like mileage corrections or loss of title - also provide a notarized explanation and all the necessary proofs:

  • Mileage corrections – submit a statement explaining how the error occurred and what the actual mileage should be (including statements from all previous owners as well as current owner in discrepancy)
  • Details on any errors made during assignment of title (from both buyer or seller)
  • Lien release – submit canceled check(s), paid receipt(s), and credit report listing vehicle paid in full by creditor(must list year, make and serial/VIN number on credit report).
  • Serial/VIN number errors – submit pencil tracing or photo of serial/VIN number.
  • Wrongful title cancellation – submit active title.
  • No title for purchased vehicle – submit cancelled check(s), bill of sale, or paid receipts.
  • Probate issues – submit death certificate and any other court documents.

Please note that there is no guarantee that the BMV will issue the title or will not require additional documents.

Ohio Rebuilt Title Inspection

In Ohio, every rebuilt vehicle is inspected by the Ohio State Highway Patrol before it receives a Rebuilt Salvage title and is legally allowed on public roads. However, please not that the sole purpose of the mandatory inspection run by Highway Patrol is to verify that the parts used in repairs are not stolen and were obtained legally. For this, you will have to provide all the receipts and related documentation which will be thoroughly checked by the inspector. Please note that receipts from private sellers have to be notarized. This means that these rebuilt vehicle inspections in Ohio do not guarantee the safety of the rebuilt title car or the quality of repair! It’s up to you to check to check the technical condition of the vehicles and decided wether it’s a good buy or not. Completed inspection form (HP106 ) is later filed together with other papers when you apply for the title. Be careful when buying a salvaged or rebuilt salvaged vehicle in Ohio. Passing Highway Patrol inspection doesn’t guarantee safety for the driver and the passengers for that the vehicle won’t fall apart a week after you make your purchase. There is no requirements who can rebuilt salvage vehicles - anyone is allowed to reconstruct and title a car, a motorcycle or a truck. Ohio BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) states it clearly on their website: “The inspection is not intended to certify the vehicle’s safety, road worthiness, or the quality of workmanship”. (http://bmv.ohio.gov/salvage_inspection.stm). Don’t forget to pay a $50 fee at the deputy registrar’s branch (list of addresses here http://bmv.ohio.gov/county_lst.stm) before you take your car to the inspection facility, the list of inspection facilities can be found here: http://bmv.ohio.gov/salvage_inspection.stm . You can get more information on Ohio Rebuilt Title Inspection page.

Selling A Rebuilt Title In Ohio

Selling a rebuilt title in Ohio will not be easy. You cannot trade it it to a dealerships - your only chance is no sell to a private person. Factory warranty will no longer be valid - it it voided once a car gets a salvage title. The good point is that, according to user reported, financing and insuring rebuilt titles in Ohio should not be a problem.

Should I Buy a Car with Rebuilt Salvage Title?

Only after a thorough independent inspection. Having a title in Ohio does not guarantee safety of proper functioning.

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