New Jersey requires that all recovered vehicles have a title, even if they will not be restored. New Jersey considers a recovered vehicle, or a total loss, if it has been destroyed, destroyed or damaged to the point that insurance will not pay for repairs. Obtaining a salvage title in New Jersey requires several documents that show proof of your vehicle condition and release information. Salvage titles can be obtained with or without the original vehicle title.
Go online to the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission website and click on “Vehicles,” followed by “Titles” and “Special Vehicles.” Click on “Salvage Titles” and then “OS-61 Request for Salvage Certificate of Title.” Print and fill out the title application.
Collect the necessary information for the vehicle, including the vehicle’s certificate of ownership, power of attorney (if applicable) and the insurance list sheet. The insurance listing sheet must be provided by the insurance company that determined the vehicle was repossessed. This form should be printed on the letterhead of the insurance company and completed by an insurance agent or appraiser. Power of attorney is only required for auto auctions that require a title.
Complete the title application and get a money order for it. As of May 2011, the salvage title fee is $ 60 if requested within 10 days of the vehicle being purchased, and $ 85 if requested within 10 days of the vehicle being purchased. .
Visit the website of one of the eight states of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission offices that offer salvage titles and submit the completed application, documentation and payment to an employee of the Motor Vehicle Commission for processing. As of May 2011, a salvage vehicle title can only be obtained at the Wayne, North Bergen, Springfield, Eatontown, Runnemeade and Manahawkin Motor Vehicle Commission locations. The title will be provided the same day if possible or the next day. All mail-in applications must be sent to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission; Title / Salvage Special Unit; 225 East State Street; PO Box 017; Trenton, NJ 08666.
Untitled Insurance Company Application
Go online to the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission website and click on “Vehicles,” followed by “Titles” and “Special Vehicles.” Click on “Salvage Titles” and click on “OS-61 Application for Salvage Certificate of Title.” Print and complete the title application with the insurance company exemption code, sales tax identification number, completed sales tax stamp with the date of purchase and a signature on the back of the application.
Complete a notarized letter indicating that a settlement has been paid to the insured and the insurance company has possession of the vehicle. If the vehicle was purchased at auction, you must declare that the policyholder or vehicle owner did not provide the vehicle’s title. You should also include a letter in which the payment was collected and not returned as undeliverable.
Complete a notarized letter that says “As an authorized representative of the” name “Insurance Company, I certify that this company has legitimately obtained possession of the vehicle that was transporting” “(vehicle identification number) VIN and that the Motor Vehicle Commission of New Jersey will bear no financial responsibility for errors or misrepresentations made by this company or authorized representative (s) as it relates to the future possession and sale of this vehicle. ” This letter must be signed by a representative of the insurance company and include the VIN.
Provide proof of total loss settlement including policyholder name, address, and VIN. You must also provide the original lien satisfaction documentation with a front and back copy of the check providing payment to the lien holder or policyholder, as well as a copy of the certified letter that was sent to the owner of the insurance company that Apply for the title along with the initial certified mail receipt. If there was any mail sent back as undeliverable to the insurance company you must include a copy of it with the request. If the original title is available you must include the full back of the title and submit it along with the application.
Provide a check for the title fee. As of May 2011, the application fee is $ 60 and must be made out to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission or NJMVC. Submit required documents and application fee to NJMVC; Title / Salvage Special Unit; 225 East State Street; PO Box 017; Trenton, NJ 08666. The title will be mailed to the address indicated on the application within six weeks of receipt. These titles can only be ordered by mail.