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As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Florida does issue "Rebuilt Titles" for vehicles that have been salvaged and rebuilt. These rebuilt titles indicate that the vehicle has undergone repairs and inspections necessary to restore it to a roadworthy condition.
To obtain a rebuilt title for a salvage vehicle in Florida, you typically need to follow the state's specific procedures and meet certain requirements, including:
Repairing the Vehicle: You must repair the damaged vehicle to meet safety and emissions standards.
Inspection: Florida typically requires a thorough inspection of the rebuilt vehicle to ensure it complies with safety and emissions regulations. The inspection may be conducted by a licensed Florida motor vehicle dealer, a certified salvage vehicle inspector, or a law enforcement officer.
Documentation: You will need to provide documentation of all repairs, parts used, and expenses associated with rebuilding the vehicle. This documentation is essential for the inspection and title application process.
Title Application: You'll need to submit an application for a rebuilt title to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) along with the required fees.
Title Issuance: If your rebuilt vehicle passes the inspection and meets all requirements, the Florida DHSMV will issue a rebuilt title for the vehicle.
Keep in mind that state regulations and requirements may change over time, so it's important to verify the latest information and procedures with the Florida DHSMV or their official website. Additionally, specific requirements may vary depending on the type and extent of damage the vehicle has sustained.
When considering the purchase and rebuilding of a salvage vehicle in Florida, it's advisable to consult with the Florida DHSMV and possibly seek guidance from professionals experienced in handling salvage and rebuilt vehicles to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and safety standards.
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