Salvage Title/VIN Inspection

Salvage/Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspection

Iowa laws requires that all vehicles that are designated SALVAGE or have a SALVAGE title to be physically examined by a peace officer who has been certified by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy to conduct examinations.

1. You will first need to visit the IDOT Salvage Registration section to fill out the Affidavit of Salvage Vehicle Repairs and pay the $30.00 fee online. As of July 1, 2016, the fee increases to $50.00 *Make sure to print a copy of the affidavit.

NEED HELP?  Call 515-237-3110 if you need assistance with the application process. DO NOT call the Sioux Center Police Department.


*Please bring a printed copy of the Affidavit of Salvage Vehicle Repairs form and ALL receipts to be presented during the inspection.

In addition, Code §405.15(321) states "The vehicle shall not be examined until it has been completely repaired, except for minor body parts such as trim, body marking or paint." For example: hail damage needs to be repaired.

To schedule a Vehicle Inspection, call the city office at 712-722-0761.