A "reconstructed vehicle" is a vehicle that is required to be registered in Utah, and has been materially altered from its original construction by the removal, addition or substitution of essential parts, new or used.
The make and year of the vehicle are determined by what the vehicle looks like after reconstruction.
Example: A 1998 Ford pickup body is mounted onto a 1997 Ford pickup frame the vehicle will be a 1998 Ford. The model is reconstructed.
To title and register a reconstructed vehicle the owner must:
If all requirements are met, the vehicle owner will receive a Utah Official ID number for the vehicle. The owner will be instructed as to how to affix the assigned ID number to the reconstructed vehicle. After installation, the VIN must be inspected by a police officer, a DMV-CSR or certified safety inspector. This may require more than one visit.
In addition to the above procedures, all other title and registration requirements must be met, including payment of fees and sales tax. Sales tax is due on the amount paid for all parts, except for parts on which sales tax has already been paid.