The vehicle will primarily be operated on private roads for agricultural purposes.
The vehicle is over 50 years old.
The insurance company has issued a bond on the vehicle because the ownership of the vehicle cannot be proven; this allows the vehicle to be sold and titled. Note: This brand is not valid after January 17, 2003.
The vehicle is over 20 years old and adheres to other jurisdiction-specific criteria, e.g., vehicle make, condition, etc.
Vehicle damaged by collision.
The frame or chassis of the vehicle has been crushed or otherwise destroyed so that it is physically impossible to use it in constructing a vehicle.
The vehicle has sustained damage to the extent that the damage is required to be disclosed under the jurisdiction's damage disclosure law.
The vehicle can only be sold as parts and can not be legally driven.
Vehicle damaged by fire.
Vehicle damaged by freshwater flood (or it is unknown whether the damage was caused by fresh water or saltwater).
Vehicle was manufactured for use outside the United States and has been brought into the United States. The vehicle is not in compliance with applicable federal standards.
Vehicle was manufactured for use outside the United States and has been brought into the United States. The vehicle is in compliance with applicable federal standards.
Vehicle damaged by hail.
Hazardous Substance Contaminated Vehicle
The jurisdiction has determined that the vehicle has been contaminated by a ‘hazardous substance' and is unsafe for use. Excluding flood damaged vehicles.
A 'hazardous substance' is any substance that could diminish the safety of the vehicle or cause injury to its occupants. The 'hazardous substance' has one or more, but is not limited to the following intrinsic 'hazardous properties':
- Ability to oxidize (accelerate a fire)
- Human toxicity (acute or chronic)
- Corrosiveness (to human tissue or metal)
- Eco toxicity (with or without bioaccumulation)
- Capacity, on contact with air or water, to develop one or more of the above properties.
A motor vehicle that is substantially disassembled and for this reason is mechanically unfit or unsafe to be operated or moved upon a public street, highway, or public vehicular area. An "inoperable vehicle" has not been identified as either "junk" or "salvage". Inoperable vehicles may be titled, but no registration may be issued until such time that the vehicle has been determined roadworthy according to state regulations.
The vehicle is incapable of safe operation for use on the roads or highways and has no resale value except as a source of parts or scrap, or the vehicle's owner has irreversibly designated the vehicle as a source of parts or scrap. This vehicle shall never be titled or registered. Also known as non-repairable, scrapped, or destroyed.
A vehicle that has been built by combining a chassis with a different (non-matching VIN) frame, engine, and body parts. The VIN on the chassis is used as the vehicle's VIN.
The vehicle will primarily be operated on private roads for logging purposes.
Manufacturer Buy Back
A vehicle that has been bought back by the manufacturer under jurisdiction - defined regulations or laws, such as lemon laws. For example, the manufacturer could be obligated to buy back the vehicle when a specified number of repair attempts fail to correct a major problem on a new vehicle, or if a new vehicle has been out of service for repair for the same problem for a cumulative period of 30 days or more, within one year of purchase.
The title document is a facsimile title and not the active (original or duplicate) title document.
Tennessee DMV reported vehicle was used to manufacture Methamphetamine.
Vehicle is currently registered as a police vehicle.
Vehicle is currently registered as a taxi.
A vehicle that has been declared by the insurance company to be a total loss but the owner maintains possession and ownership of the vehicle.
Prior Non Repairable / Repaired
A vehicle constructed by repairing a vehicle that has been destroyed or declared to be non-repairable or otherwise declared to not be eligible for titling because of the extent of damage to the vehicle but has been issued a title pursuant to state law after falling within this criterion with this brand on the face of the certificate of title.
A vehicle that was previously branded Owner Retained and Retained was sold. The new owner's title contains this brand.
Vehicle previously registered as a police vehicle.
Vehicle previously registered as a taxi.
The vehicle, previously branded "salvage", has passed anti-theft and safety inspections, or other jurisdiction procedures, to ensure the vehicle was rebuilt to required standards. Also known as prior salvage (salvaged).
A vehicle that has been permanently altered from original construction by removing, adding, or substituting major components.
The vehicle was previously titled as salvage due to theft. The vehicle has been repaired and inspected (or complied with other jurisdiction procedures) and may be legally driven.
Any vehicle modified by the installation of a new cab and chassis for the existing coach which has been renovated, resulting in a vehicle of greater value or a vehicle with a new style.
Vehicle was reconstructed by the manufacturer.
A vehicle with a body built to resemble and be a reproduction of another vehicle of a given year and given manufacturer.
Vehicle damaged by saltwater flood.
The vehicle is branded salvage and is kept by the owner.
Salvage Damage or Not Specified
Any vehicle which has been wrecked, destroyed or damaged, to the extent that the total estimated or actual cost of parts and labor to rebuild or reconstruct the vehicle to its pre-accident condition and for legal operation on roads or highways exceeds a jurisdiction-defined percentage of the retail value of the vehicle. The retail value of the vehicle is determined by a current edition of a nationally recognized compilation (to include automated data bases) of retail values. Salvage Damage or Not Specified also includes any vehicle to which an insurance company acquires ownership pursuant to a damage settlement, or any vehicle that the vehicle's owner may wish to designate as a salvage vehicle by obtaining a salvage title, without regard to extent of the vehicle's damage and repairs, or any vehicle for which the jurisdiction cannot distinguish the reason the vehicle was designated salvage.
Salvage - Reasons Other Than Damage or Stolen
Any vehicle the reporting jurisdiction considers salvage based on criteria, such as abandonment, not covered by the Salvage Damage or Not Specified and Salvage-Stolen Brands. Note - Percent of damage is not reported with brand.
Salvage - Stolen
Any vehicle the reporting jurisdiction considers salvage because an insurance company has acquired ownership pursuant to a settlement based on the theft of the vehicle.
The vehicle has been modified to not conform with the manufacturer's specifications, and the modifications adhere to jurisdiction-specific criteria.
The vehicle is built and retained by the manufacturer for testing.
A vehicle that is declared a total loss by a jurisdiction or an insurer that is obligated to cover the loss or that the insurer takes possession of or title to.
The vehicle has entered the titling jurisdiction from a jurisdiction that does not disclose lien-holder information on the title. The titling jurisdiction may issue a new title without this brand if no notice of a security interest in the vehicle is received, within a jurisdiction-defined timeframe. Note: This brand is not valid after January 17, 2003.
Vehicle damaged by vandals.
Vehicle Contains Reissued VIN
The chassis VIN has been reissued, i.e. the same VIN is reused.
Vehicle Non- conformity Corrected
A non-safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer has been corrected.
Vehicle Non- conformity Uncorrected
A non-safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer remains uncorrected.
Vehicle Safety Defect Corrected
A safety defect reported to title jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer has been corrected.
Vehicle Safety Defect Uncorrected
A safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer remains uncorrected.
VIN replaced by a new state assigned VIN
A title should not be issued for the VIN. This brand can be issued for rebuilt vehicles.
Vehicle returned to the manufacturer because of a breach in the warranty.
The true mileage for the vehicle. The odometer has not been tampered with, reached its mechanical limits, or been altered.
Call Title Division
The titling authority knows of some problem with the odometer reading that it cannot print on a title. Titling authority will discuss the problem (manual process) with authorized inquirers.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits
The odometer reading is less than the true mileage of the vehicle because the odometer cannot display the total number of true miles.
Exempt from Odometer Disclosure
The vehicle falls within criteria that allow it to change ownership without disclosure of the odometer reading.
Junk Automobile -CARS.gov
Pursuant to the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS) this vehicle is incapable of operating on public streets, roads, and highways. The vehicle has no value except as a source of parts or scrap, shall be crushed or shredded within a specified time period (including the engine block), and shall not be exported prior to crushing or shredding. For additional information concerning the CARS program visit CARS.gov.
The odometer reading is known to be other than the true mileage for the vehicle.
Odometer tampering verified - the odometer reading is known to be other that the true mileage for the vehicle, due to tampering.
The titling authority has reason to believe that the odometer reading does not reflect the true mileage of the vehicle because of known previous recorded values of odometer for the vehicle.
Odometer may be Altered
The titling authority has reason to believe that the odometer reading does not reflect the true mileage of the vehicle because of an alteration to the odometer.
The odometer in the vehicle is not the odometer put in the vehicle when manufactured.
Pending Junk Automobile - CARS.gov
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - (NHTSA) Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program is processing an application, which, if approved, will render this vehicle incapable of operating on public streets, roads, and highways. The vehicle will have no value except as a source of parts or scrap, shall be crushed or shredded within a specified time period (including the engine block), and shall not be exported prior to crushing or shredding. For additional information concerning the CARS program visit CARS.gov.
Reading at Time of Renewal
The odometer reading was recorded when the registration was renewed.
Rectify Previous Exceeds Mechanical Limits Brand
A state other than the brander corrected Exceeds Mechanical Limits.
Vehicle has a reported open lien or outstanding loan through a lender or lenders.
Listed for Sale
Vehicle reported for current or historical sale online.
Vehicle has been reported to have been towed or impounded.
Vehicle has been reported as exported.
Vehicle is reported to be an active theft in either the US, Canada or Mexico. Check with local law enforcement.
Vehicle is reported to have been previously stolen in either the US, Canada or Mexico and later recovered.
Vehicle has been reported to be a Total Loss vehicle by an insurance company.
Oregon State DMV was notified that the vehicle has been wrecked/totaled. The title must be branded accordingly. Totaled: A vehicle that is declared a total loss by a jurisdiction or an insurer that is obligated to cover the loss or that the insurer takes possession of or title to.
Wrecker Notice Received
Oregon State DMV was notified that the vehicle has been totaled. The ownership document (title) has not been returned to DMV. The title must be branded accordingly.
Oregon State DMV was notified that the vehicle has been wrecked/destroyed or dismantled. The ownership document (title) has been returned to DMV.
Oregon State DMV indicates that the vehicle has been wrecked or abandoned and the ownership document has not been surrendered, but DMV has received a statement such as a copy of the title or bill of sale that indicates the vehicle was wrecked, dismantled or substantially altered as per ORS 819.010; destroyed per ORS 819. If a flag 19 is on record, then a salvage title must be issued or the title must be branded to show "Assembled", "Reconstructed", or "Replica". A flag 19 does not require the "Totaled" brand.
OR Totaled Vehicle
Oregon State DMV was notified that the vehicle has been totaled. The ownership document (title) has been returned to DMV. The title must be branded accordingly. Totaled: A vehicle that is declared a total loss by a jurisdiction or an insurer that is obligated to cover the loss or that the insurer takes possession of or title to.
The vehicle is reported to have had a duplicate title issued by the Vermont DMV.
More Than Two Liens
The vehicle is reported to have two or more liens (loans) on the title by the Vermont DMV.
The vehicle is reported to be an off road vehicle by the Vermont DMV.