The purpose of the salvage theft examination is to physically verify that no stolen parts were used to rebuild a vehicle. The exam is also used to authenticate the ownership of the vehicle that is being presented for examination. A typical salvage theft examination takes approximately 30 minutes, but may take longer if the vehicle identification numbers are not easily accessible or there are problems with the ownership documents.
The physical examination of the vehicle will be performed by an Osage Police officer who has been certified to perform these examinations. If you are requesting a salvage theft examination, you must call 641-732-3777 to schedule an appointment.