|Law||N.D.C.C. § 39-05-20.2|
North Dakota Total Loss Threshold
39-05-20.1. Salvage certificate of title.
The department shall issue a salvage certificate of title for a salvaged or destroyed vehicle
when the owner of the vehicle has returned the certificate of title for the vehicle to the
department. The department shall prescribe the form and content of the salvage certificate of
title. The certificate must include a prominent notation that it has been issued for a salvaged
39-05-20.2. Issuance of salvage certificate of title.
- The owner of a vehicle that is damaged in excess of seventy-five percent of the
vehicle’s retail value as determined by the national automobile dealers association
official used car guide shall forward the title for that vehicle to the department within
ten days and the department shall issue a salvage certificate of title. Glass damage
and hail damage must be excluded in the determination of whether a vehicle has been
damaged in excess of seventy-five percent of the vehicle’s retail value.
- If a vehicle for which a salvage certificate of title has been issued is reconstructed, a
regular certificate of title may be obtained by completing an application for the
certificate. The applicant shall include with the application a certificate of inspection in
the form required by the department, the salvage certificate of title, and a five dollar
fee. The department shall place on the regular certificate of title and on all subsequent
certificates of title issued for the vehicle the words “previously salvaged” and a
notation that damage disclosure information is available from the department. The
department may not issue a new certificate unless the vehicle identification number of
the vehicle has been inspected and found to conform to the description given in the
application or unless other proof of the identity of the vehicle has been provided to the
satisfaction of the department.
- The certificate of inspection required under this section must be completed by a
business that is registered with the secretary of state, is in good standing, and offers
motor vehicle repair to the public. The business completing the certificate of inspection
may not be the business that reconstructed the vehicle and must state the vehicle is in
compliance with the requirements of chapter 39-21.