Iowa law requires all vehicles designated “salvage” or vehicles that have a “salvage” title to be physically examined by a peace officer who has been certified by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy to conduct inspections prior to issuance of an Iowa vehicle registration.

Cost of examination is $50.00.  Customers will need to use the internet to apply for a VTE (vehicle theft examination) and make payment with the electronic system before contacting our office to schedule the exam.

Contact Chief Deputy Chris Knouse at the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 641-782-7717, Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM to set up an examination.

Instructions

Below is a link to video with instructions in case customers have questions about completing the on-line application process:
https://iowadot.gov/mvd/vehicleregistration/VideoInstructions

Online Application

The following link is where you complete the necessary information and make payment before setting up the exam:
https://salvagetheft.iowadot.gov/SalvageTheftTitle

Forms and Permits

Affidavit of Salvage Vehicle Repair Forms are available along with a Permit to Drive on the Internet at
http://www.dot.state.ia.us/mvd/omve/salvage.html

Customers can print the form themselves and make the signature certifying the vehicle is under their liability to operate to an inspection site location and to its return to their residence.

Mark Shepherd

Union County Sheriff

Contact Details

Union County Sheriff’s Office
302 North Pine Street
Creston, Iowa 50801

Telephone (641) 782-7717
Civil Clerk (641) 782-7322
Fax (641) 782-8404

mshepherd@uclec.com

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Staff

Chris Knouse
Chief Deputy
cknouse@uclec.com

Dan McNeill
Sergeant

Brian Burkhalter and Ryan Maitlen
Deputies

Dorie Shiltz
Jail Administrator
dshiltz@uclec.com

Josh Christensen
Assistant

Eric Denton, TJ Dunphy, William Graham
Jailers

Jenny Wheeler
Civil Clerk
jwheeler@uclec.com