49-525. Salvage-certified vehicle — Branded certificate of title. (1) The department shall issue a branded certificate of title on any vehicle for which a salvage certificate of title, salvage bill of sale or other documentation showing evidence that the vehicle has been declared salvage has been issued by this or any other state, provided, if documentation of salvage certification has been received from another state, the requirements specified in section 49-524, Idaho Code, shall be applied to that vehicle.
(2) If an otherwise correct application is made for a certificate of title on any salvage vehicle, the department shall issue a branded certificate of title as a "rebuilt salvage vehicle" if the application for a certificate of title is supported by a salvage vehicle statement completed by the owner which states:
(a) That the owner personally rebuilt or repaired the vehicle or personally supervised its rebuilding or repairing and includes a description of work done to restore the vehicle to the operating condition that existed prior to the event which caused the salvage certificate of title to be issued;
(b) That the identification numbers of the restored vehicle and its parts have not, to the knowledge of the owner, been removed, destroyed, falsified, altered or defaced;
(c) That the salvage certificate of title document or out-of-state title certificate attached to the application has not to the knowledge of the owner been forged, falsified or altered; and
(d) That all information contained on the application and its attachments is true and correct.
(3) Each branded certificate of title or other ownership document received from another jurisdiction or authorized ownership document-issuing entity shall have its brand carried forward to all subsequent certificates of title issued in this state.
(4) Every brand retrieved from the national motor vehicle title information system shall be carried forward to all subsequent titles issued by this state.
(5) The department may promulgate rules as necessary to implement the provisions of sections 49-524 and 49-525, Idaho Code.
[49-525, added 1989, ch. 285, sec. 8, p. 708; am. 1994, ch. 296, sec. 4, p. 939; am. 2006, ch. 102, sec. 2, p. 281; am. 2008, ch. 84, sec. 3, p. 220; am. 2014, ch. 38, sec. 16, p. 85.]