N.C. Changes Salvage Title Law

By Staff Writer July 14, 2020

The General Assembly of North Carolina has amended its laws governing the title transfer of salvage vehicles by removing notary requirements, permitting electronic signatures and allowing access to division of motor vehicle systems.

Prompted by the global health crisis, the amendment, due to be signed into law in mid-July, marks a new milestone because now 25 – half the states -- would officially be eligible to transfer total loss titles digitally.

“With the passage of HB 337 (Regular Session 2019), North Carolina became the 25th state to enable electronic salvage title processing,” said Sarah Hunsicker, director of government affairs for Dealertrack Registration and Title Solutions.

Even before the pandemic forced dealerships, DMVs and auctions to operate with fewer staff and social distancing, total loss title processing could take 8-10 weeks. The new law paves the way for digital processing of total loss titles in North Carolina.

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