Salvage Inspection Unit

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will not accept cash for Salvage Vehicle Inspections or MVCT-59 checks. Payment must be made in the form of certified check, money order or company check.

Salvage
If the word “salvage” appears on the title, the vehicle has to be inspected

Purpose of the Salvage Law:

  • To ensure the vehicle is repaired to the original condition it was in prior to being wrecked.
  • To provide proof of where parts came from as follows:
    • Part invoices if bought parts from somewhere else.
    • Copy of parts title (with parts listed on it) if it came out of stock.
  • To provide four (4) original color photos of the vehicle before repairs, to be mounted on Form 78-021(1).
    • The agency will take an affadavit from an individual that they did not know pictures had to be taken; the word “rebuilt” will appear on the title.
    • The agency will accept copies, but the title will be branded “rebuilt”.

What Determines a Clear Title:

  • The repair or replacement of one (1) major part and four (4) minor parts as listed in Regulation 51.
    • No major parts and six (6) minor parts = Rebuilt
    • One (1) major part and five (5) minor parts = Rebuilt

Flood Damaged Vehicle steps:

  • The Insurance Company applies for the flood title in their name.
  • The Insurance Company assigns to buyer.
  • The Buyer can apply for a new title with the following:
    • Provide four (4) photos before repairs
    • Provide 78-021 application for inspection
    • Does not have to get inspected
    • Take paperwork to tax collector’s office and apply for a new title
    • Flood brand can never be removed from titles; it overrides all brands

Hail Damaged Vehicle steps:

  • The Insurance Company applies for the hail damaged title in their name.
  • The Buyer applies for a new title with the following:
    • Provide four (4) photos before repairs
    • Provide 78-021 application for inspection
    • Do not have to get inspected (unless it has been repaired and the buyer wants a clear title)
    • Take paperwork to tax collector’s office to have inspected