A vehicle with a certificate of salvage, issued by Maryland or any other *state, must undergo a salvaged vehicle inspection if the vehicle has been repaired and the owner wants to title the vehicle in Maryland. If the vehicle does not have a certificate of salvage, contact the MVA for assistance obtaining one. *New York salvage title (form 907a) must be inspected in New York only.
A certified Maryland State Police (MSP) Salvage Inspector, must perform the salvage inspection. The inspection is intended to ensure that the vehicle and/or its parts have not been stolen or its serial numbers illegally removed.
: If the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate has been removed from the dashboard or is damaged, it must be inspected by a member of the Auto Theft unit. The vehicle must be scheduled for a salvage inspection
at the Glen Burnie inspection site only
on any Tuesday (excluding State holidays) between 8:30 - 12:30. If further assistance is needed to schedule an appointment, please contact
What are the procedures involved in a salvaged vehicle inspection?
You will receive a printable appointment confirmation once you have entered all information and paid for your inspection.
On your scheduled inspection date, please bring your vehicle, completed inspection checklist and the following documents:
- your personal identification (e.g., Maryland driver’s license);
- the vehicle’s certificate of salvage
- proof of ownership (bill of sale, etc...)
The salvage inspector will first review your personal identification and salvage certificate or other ownership documents. If everything is in order and the vehicle appears to be road worthy, he then will conduct the required inspection. When the inspection is successfully completed, the inspector will emboss your certificate of salvage and sign it to indicate approval.
What must I do next to get my vehicle back on the road?
After your vehicle passes the salvaged vehicle inspection, you can apply to the MVA to title the vehicle and obtain a thirty (30) day temporary registration that will permit you to drive the vehicle to an authorized inspection station for a safety inspection. If it passes, then you should be able to register the vehicle. For information about safety inspections, see
Vehicle Safety Inspection
. For information about how to title and register your vehicle, check the
homepage for the applicable process descriptions.
- A $25 inspection fee will be collected at the time the appointment is made.
This fee is non-refundable.
Maryland State Police
Automotive Safety Enforcement Division (ASED)
6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
For Telephone Questions:
MVA Customer Service Center: 1-410-768-7000
TTY/Hearing Impaired: 1-301-729-4563
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