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ODPS Bureau of Motor Vehicles Salvage & Self-Assembled Vehicle Inspections

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Before a self-assembled vehicle or a salvage vehicle can be titled in Ohio, an inspection of the vehicle must be completed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The purpose of this inspection is to verify the ownership of all parts and to review all required documentation. The inspection is not intended to certify the vehicle's safety, road worthiness, or the quality of workmanship. Contact your local Deputy Registrar's office for fees involved. Anyone needing a vehicle inspection shall proceed as follows:

 
I.
Obtain an application for the inspection at any Deputy Registrar location.
   
II.
Telephone your local inspection location for an appointment. You must be prompt when reporting for the inspection to avoid being rescheduled.
 
III.
Present all required documentation for salvage inspections:
          • Ohio salvage title in the name of the person applying for title. Assigned titles and out-of-state salvage titles are not accepted.
          • Receipts for all replaced "major component parts" (listed below). This includes the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the source vehicle. If receipts are from a casual sale by an individual, they must be notarized. Photocopies of receipts are not acceptable.
          • The inspection officer may require receipts or documentation for any part of questionable origin (ORC, Section 4505.11).
          • The inspection receipt
   
  Major Component Parts List *
   Air Bag(s) Bumper Dash Deck Lid Doors Engine Frame
  Front Fenders Hatchback Hood Rear Door Rear Quarters Transmission Tailgate
*

Receipts may also be required for any parts with a fair market value of $100 or more.
Any parts presented that are questionable or missing vehicle identification numbers are subject to seizure.

 
 
IV.
Documentation required for self-assembled inspections:
          • Titles, receipts, and documentation of the source for the replaced major component parts, which includes the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the source vehicle. If receipts are from a casual sale from an individual, they must be notarized. Photocopies of receipts are not acceptable.
          • The inspecting officer may require receipts or documentation for any part of questionable origin (ORC, Section 4505.11).
          • When "kits" are used, the manufacturer's certificate of origin must be presented.
          • The inspection receipt.
 
V.
Inspection Procedures:
          • The vehicle must be completely rebuilt and ready for highway operation.
          • Before either a salvage or self-assembled inspection is conducted, all receipts and documents will be examined. The inspection will not be completed if any are incomplete, incorrect, or missing.
          • The person presenting the vehicle for inspection will be permitted in the inspection area only when authorized by the inspecting officer.
          • The applicant may be instructed to remove certain parts from the vehicle before arriving for inspection. During the inspection, it may be necessary to remove certain parts to allow examination of VINs. It may also be necessary to leave the vehicle overnight.
          • Any vehicle or component part bearing a VIN or VIN derivative determined to be stolen/missing or altered will result in the vehicle being impounded and held as evidence and/or seized for forfeiture.

Failure to meet all the requirements as set forth above, will necessitate a rescheduling of the inspection.

The State of Ohio assumes no liability for any damage resulting from removing parts to permit examination or for any damage resulting from replacement of these parts.

ODPS | BMV | County Locations

Ohio State Highway Patrol Salvage Vehicle Inspection Facility Locations

The following locations are permanent inspection sites open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays.

Crawford County Cuyahoga County Franklin County Butler County

1653 Marion Rd.
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

Phone: (419) 563-0272
Fax: (419) 563-2806

(Open 4/3/13)
5225 W. 140th St
Brookpark, OH 44142 

Phone: (216) 265-1677
Fax: (216) 898-2294

1583 Alum Creek Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Phone: (614) 644-1667
Fax: (614) 644-1668

9971 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd.
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Phone: (513) 777-5547
Fax: (513) 777-6315

Hancock County Jackson County Miami County Muskingum County

8210 Suite # D, C.R. 140
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Phone: (419) 423-2957
Fax: (419)423-2627

25 McCarty Lane
Jackson, Ohio 45640

Phone: (740) 286-3457
Fax: (740) 286-2413

1275 Experiment Farm Rd.
Troy, Ohio 45373

Phone: (937) 335-6412
Fax: (937) 335-6934

95 Wildflower Dr.
New Concord, Ohio 43762

Phone: (740) 826-1030
Fax: (740) 826-1214

Medina County Trumbull County    

8730 Lake Rd.
Seville, Ohio 44273

Phone: (330) 769-5089
Fax: (330) 769-1498

3424 Parkman Rd.
Southington, Ohio 44470

Phone: (330) 898-2894
Fax: (330) 898-4386

   
Inspection Receipts may be purchased in person at the following Ohio Department of Public Safety office:

Customer Service Center

1970 West Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43223
Phone: (614) 995-5353