11.1.3 New Complying Titles
- Starting in December, 2002, DMV began issuing new, tamper resistant,
California titles and Salvage Certificates. Some of the tamper resistant
features are as follows:
- "Void" appears on copies made of the title.
- Vehicle history ("branding") is displayed
in red box in upper right hand corner.
The Title and Salvage Certificates
have a California bear watermark on the right side
that can be seen when the document is held up to a
Micro printed wording is located
in the odometer sections to expose any attempts to
erase the reported mileage.
Reactive chemicals are incorporated
into the documents to expose attempts at chemical