When a motor vehicle is involved in an accident the
State of Ohio may issue a Salvage Title. A vehicle with
a Salvage Title cannot be driven on any roadway nor can
it have a valid license plate placed upon it.
The vehicle may, however, be able to be restored to safe and roadworthy condition, then issued a Salvage Rebuilt Title. A vehicle with a Salvage Rebuilt Title can be licensed and driven like a normal vehicle.
Before a Salvage Title can be transferred to a Salvage Rebuilt Title the vehicle must pass an extensive inspection conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The purpose of the inspection is to prove ownership of all the parts and review the required documentation.