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Contacts for Salvage and Nonrepairable Vehicle

Salvage and Nonrepairable Vehicle Information

  • Phone: 804-367-1179
  • Fax: 804-367-2723

Salvage Certificates and Titling

DMV's Law Enforcement Services conducts the required physical examinations of salvage vehicles and installs DMV-issued VIN plates. To report an instance of fraudulent activity by a licensed salvage dealer, complete and submit a Salvage Dealer Complaint.

DMV Law Enforcement Services

DMV Law Enforcement Services (LES) enforces and administers the laws of the Commonwealth, with special emphasis on DMV-related matters. LES investigates all complaints against dealers, including those licensed by the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, which allege a violation of criminal law. Agents regulate all of the dealers licensed by DMV to ensure continued compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including conducting routine inspections of business locations and records. Typical investigations include: driver license and title fraud, odometer fraud, misuse of dealer plates and temporary tags, curbstoning, sales and use tax evasion, and motor vehicle theft.

LES also conducts the required physical examinations of salvage vehicles and installs DMV-issued VIN plates. All DMV Special Agents are sworn police officers, with powers of arrest.

Law Enforcement Districts

Law Enforcement Jurisdiction Information by District
Fairfax North & South District

Jurisdictions Served
Cities: Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas Park, Manassas, and Stafford
Counties: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford

Hampton & Portsmouth District

Jurisdictions Served
Cities: Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
Counties: Accomack, Chesapeake, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King George, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland, York
Richmond District

Jurisdictions Served
Cities: Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond
Counties: Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, King William, King & Queen, Louisa, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Nottoway, Prince George, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Southampton, Surry, Sussex

Bristol District

Jurisdictions Served
Cities: Bristol, Galax, Norton, Radford
Counties: Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe
Roanoke District

Jurisdictions Served
Cities: Bedford, Buena Vista, Clifton Forge, Covington, Danville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Roanoke, Salem
Counties: Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Charlotte, Craig, Franklin, Floyd, Henry, Halifax, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania

Staunton District

Jurisdictions Served
Cities: Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Winchester
Counties: Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, Greene, Highland, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren

Additional Information

Declaring a Vehicle Salvage
Declaring a Vehicle Nonrepairable
Repaired/Rebuilt Vehicle Examinations
Salvage General Licensing Information
Virginia Salvage Code Sections
Filing a Salvage Dealer Complaint