Salvage Theft Examinations

Iowa law requires all vehicles designated “salvage” or vehicles that have a “salvage title” to be physically examined by a peace officer who has been certified by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy to conduct inspections prior to issuance of an Iowa vehicle registration. 

Our department has three certified officers to complete these inspections. 

All inspections need to have receipts and Vehicle Identification Numbers for the cars that the used parts came from, or part numbers if using new parts from aftermarket dealers, present at the time of the inspection.

Make an Appointment

Visit the Iowa Department of Transportation website for complete instruction and payment of fees prior to calling 641-754-5725 to schedule an appointment with an inspector.