Connecticut Laws - Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 247* UNIFORM MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AND ANTITHEFT ACT
Sec. 14-168a. Sale of assembled wreckers or other motor vehicles by used car dealers.

PART II CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (1866)(1-click HTML)

Sec. 14-169. When certificate required. (1867)(1-click HTML)

(a) Except as provided in section 14-166, the provisions of this chapter shall apply to all motor vehicles at the time of initial registration or when a change of registration is required under the provisions of section 14-16 by reason of a sale for consideration. (1868)

(b) The commissioner shall not require an application for a certificate of title upon the renewal of the registration of a vehicle. (1869)

(c) The commissioner shall note on the face of the registration of each vehicle for which a certificate of title has been issued a statement to that effect. (1870)

Sec. 14-170. Implement of husbandry or special mobile equipment. (1871)(1-click HTML)

The owner of an implement of husbandry or special mobile equipment may apply for and obtain a certificate of title on it. All of the provisions of this part are applicable to a certificate of title so issued, except that a person who receives a transfer of an interest in the vehicle without knowledge of the certificate of title is not prejudiced by reason of the existence of the certificate, and the perfection of a security interest under this chapter is not effective until the lienholder has complied with the provisions of applicable law which otherwise relate to the perfection of security interests in personal property. (1872)

Sec. 14-171. Application for certificate. (1873)(1-click HTML)

(a) The application for a certificate of title of a vehicle in this state shall be made by the owner on a form the commissioner prescribes and shall contain: (1) The name, residence and mail address of the owner; (2) a description of the vehicle including, so far as the following data exists, its make, model, identification number, type of body, the number of cylinders and whether new or used; (3) the mileage reading at the time of application; (4) the date of purchase by the applicant, the name and address of the person from whom the vehicle was acquired and the names and addresses of any lienholders in the order of their priority and the dates of their security agreements and, if a new vehicle, the application shall be accompanied by a manufacturer's or importer's certificate of origin; and (5) any further information the commissioner reasonably requires to identify the vehicle and to enable the commissioner to determine whether the owner is entitled to a certificate of title and the existence or nonexistence of security interests in the vehicle. Such application shall be accompanied by the most recent Connecticut certificate of title for such vehicle, if any, unless the owner submits a statement on a form prescribed by the commissioner, that the title is lost or destroyed or, despite reasonable efforts cannot be located or obtained from the person or firm last known to have possession of such certificate or title. (1874)

(b) If the application refers to a vehicle purchased from a dealer, it shall contain the name and address of any lienholder holding a security interest created or reserved at the time of the sale and the date of such security agreement and be signed by the dealer as well as the owner, and the dealer shall promptly mail or deliver the application to the commissioner. (1875)

(c) If the application refers to a vehicle last previously registered in another state or country, or by an Indian tribe recognized by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, the application shall contain or be accompanied by: (1) Any certificate of title issued by such other state, country or Indian tribe; (2) any other information and documents the commissioner reasonably requires to establish the ownership of the vehicle and the existence or nonexistence of security interests in it; and (3) evidence that the manufacturer's identification number of the vehicle was verified, by a means acceptable to the commissioner, or inspected by a licensed dealer in accordance with subsection (d) of section 14-99h. (1876)

Sec. 14-172. Check of identification number. Participation in National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. (1877)(1-click HTML)

(a) The commissioner, upon receiving application for a first certificate of title, shall check the identification number of the vehicle shown in the application against the records of vehicles required to be maintained by section 14-173 and against the record of stolen and converted vehicles required to be maintained by section 14-197. (1878)

(b) The commissioner may participate in the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, established in accordance with the provisions of Sections 30501 to 30503, inclusive, Title 49, United States Code, and may rely on the information contained in such system as prima facie evidence of the facts upon which the commissioner grants or denies such application for a certificate of title that may be issued, in accordance with the provisions of section 14-174. (1879)

Sec. 14-173. Issuance of certificate. Records. (1880)(1-click HTML)

(a) The commissioner shall file each application received and, when satisfied as to its genuineness and regularity and that the applicant is entitled to the issuance of a certificate of title, shall issue a certificate of title of the vehicle. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, the commissioner may accept, in lieu of an outstanding certificate of title, evidence of vehicle ownership acceptable to him. The certificate of title issued may contain the legend "This vehicle may be subject to an undisclosed lien." (1881)

(b) The commissioner shall maintain at his central office a record of all certificates of title issued by him: (1) Under a distinctive title number assigned to the vehicle; (2) under the identification number of the vehicle; (3) alphabetically, under the name of the owner; and, in the discretion of the commissioner, by any other method he determines. (1882)

(c) Records pertaining to certificates of title over four years old may be destroyed in the discretion of the commissioner. (1883)

Sec. 14-174. Information in certificate. Prima facie evidence. (1884)(1-click HTML)

(a) Each certificate of title issued by the commissioner shall contain: (1) The date issued; (2) the name and address of the owner; (3) the names and addresses of any lienholders, in the order of priority as shown on the application or, if the application is based on a certificate of title, as shown on the certificate; (4) the title number assigned to the vehicle; (5) a description of the vehicle including, so far as the following data exists, its make, model, identification number, type of body, number of cylinders, whether new or used, and, if a new vehicle, the date of the first sale of the vehicle for use; (6) the mileage reading as shown on the application; and (7) any other data the commissioner prescribes. (1885)

(b) Unless a bond is filed as provided in subdivision (b) of section 14-176, a distinctive certificate of title shall be issued for a vehicle last previously registered in another state or country the laws of which do not require that lienholders be named on a certificate of title to perfect their security interests. The certificate shall contain the legend "This vehicle may be subject to an undisclosed lien" and may contain any other information the commissioner prescribes. If no notice of a security interest in the vehicle is received by the commissioner within four months from the issuance of the distinctive certificate of title, the commissioner shall, upon application and surrender of the distinctive certificate, issue a certificate of title in ordinary form. (1886)

(c) The certificate of title shall contain forms for assignment and warranty of title by the owner and for assignment and warranty of title by a dealer, and may contain forms for applications for a certificate of title by a transferee, the naming of a lienholder and the assignment or release of the security interest of a lienholder. (1887)

(d) A certificate of title issued by the commissioner is prima facie evidence of the facts appearing on it. In any criminal proceeding, a certified copy of a certificate of title shall be prima facie evidence as to the ownership of a motor vehicle. (1888)

(e) A certificate of title for a vehicle is not subject to garnishment, attachment, execution or other judicial process, but this subsection does not prevent a lawful levy upon the vehicle. (1889)

(f) The commissioner shall place a legend on any new or duplicate certificate of title in accordance with the requirements of section 14-16c, 14-172, 14-178, 14-179 or 42-179. The commissioner shall place a legend on any new or duplicate certificate of title that the commissioner issues concerning the mileage on a motor vehicle in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Odometer Act, Sections 32701 to 32711, inclusive, Title 49, United States Code, and any federal regulation adopted under the authority of said act. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to provide for the placement of additional legends on any certificate of title, concerning the condition of any motor vehicle or the status of the title to any motor vehicle, including legends to indicate that a motor vehicle has been rebuilt or damaged by flood, or that a bond has been posted to obtain the title, as provided in section 14-176. Such regulations, as may be adopted by the commissioner, shall provide for an opportunity for a hearing, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 and section 14-194, for any person aggrieved by any action, omission or decision of the commissioner made pursuant to this subsection. (1890)

Sec. 14-175. Presentation or mailing of certificate. Maintenance of electronic title file for recording of security interest. (1891)(1-click HTML)

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the certificate of title shall be presented or mailed to the first lienholder named in it or, if none, to the owner. (1892)

(b) The commissioner may maintain an electronic title file for the recording and storage of the evidence of any lienholder's security interest. When the first lienholder's security interest is satisfied and released, the commissioner shall present or mail the certificate of title to the owner, unless another security interest has been recorded by the commissioner. (1893)

Sec. 14-176. Withholding of certificate. Bond requirement. (1894)(1-click HTML)

If the commissioner is not satisfied as to the ownership of the vehicle or that there are no undisclosed security interests in it, the commissioner may register the vehicle but shall either: (1) Withhold issuance of a certificate of title until the applicant presents documents reasonably sufficient to satisfy the commissioner as to the applicant's ownership of the vehicle and that there are no undisclosed security interests in it; or (2) as a condition of issuing a certificate of title, require the applicant to file with the commissioner a bond in the form prescribed by the commissioner and executed by the applicant, and either accompanied by the deposit of cash with the commissioner or also executed by a person authorized to conduct a surety business in this state. The bond shall be in an amount equal to twice the value of the vehicle as determined by the commissioner and conditioned to indemnify any prior owner and lienholder and any subsequent purchaser of the vehicle or person acquiring any security interest in it, and their respective successors in interest, against any expense, loss or damage, including reasonable attorney's fees, by reason of the issuance of the certificate of title of the vehicle or on account of any defect in or undisclosed security interest upon the right, title and interest of the applicant in and to the vehicle. Any such interested person has a right of action to recover on the bond for any breach of its conditions, but the aggregate liability of the surety to all persons shall not exceed the amount of the bond. The bond, and any deposit accompanying it, shall be returned at the end of five years or prior thereto if the vehicle is no longer registered in this state and the currently valid certificate of title is surrendered to the commissioner, unless the commissioner has been notified of the pendency of an action to recover on the bond. (1895)

Sec. 14-177. Refusal of certificate. (1896)(1-click HTML)

The commissioner shall refuse issuance of a certificate of title if any required fee is not paid or if he has reasonable grounds to believe that: (a) The applicant is not the owner of the vehicle; (b) the application contains a false or fraudulent statement; or (c) the applicant fails to furnish required information or documents or any additional information the commissioner reasonably requires. (1897)

Sec. 14-178. Duplicate certificate. (1898)(1-click HTML)

(a) If a certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed or becomes illegible, the first lienholder or, if none, the owner or legal representative of the owner named in the certificate, as shown by the records of the commissioner, shall promptly make application for and may obtain a duplicate upon furnishing information, including personal identification acceptable and satisfactory to the commissioner. The duplicate certificate of title shall contain the legend "This is a duplicate certificate and may be subject to the rights of a person under the original certificate." Except as provided in subsection (b) of section 14-175, the commissioner shall present or mail the duplicate certificate to the first lienholder named in the duplicate certificate or, if none, to the owner. (1899)

(b) The commissioner shall not issue a new certificate of title to a transferee upon application made on a duplicate until fifteen days after receipt of the application. (1900)

(c) A person recovering an original certificate of title for which a duplicate has been issued shall promptly surrender the original certificate to the commissioner. (1901)

Sec. 14-179. Transfer of interest in vehicle. (1902)(1-click HTML)

(a) If an owner transfers his interest in a vehicle, other than by the creation of a security interest, he shall, at the time of delivery of the vehicle, execute an assignment and warranty of title to the transferee, showing the name and address of the transferee, in the space provided therefor on the certificate or as the commissioner prescribes, and cause the certificate and assignment to be mailed or delivered to the transferee or to the commissioner, provided no person, firm, corporation or business shall transfer any salvaged motor vehicle or any part of such vehicle unless such transferor has possession of the certificate of title or salvage vehicle certificate at the time of such transfer. The top of the certificate shall contain the following words in block letters, "NO SELLER SHALL ASSIGN TITLE OF A VEHICLE WITHOUT INSERTING THE BUYER'S NAME AND ADDRESS ON THE ASSIGNMENT AND WARRANTY OF TITLE." (1903)

(b) Upon request of the owner or transferee, a lienholder in possession of the certificate of title shall, unless the transfer was a breach of his security agreement, either deliver the certificate to the transferee for delivery to the commissioner or, upon receipt from the transferee of the owner's assignment, the transferee's application for a new certificate and the required fee, mail or deliver them to the commissioner. The delivery of the certificate does not affect the rights of the lienholder under his security agreement. (1904)

(c) If a security interest is reserved or created at the time of the transfer, the certificate of title shall be retained by or delivered to the person who becomes the lienholder, and the parties shall comply with the provisions of section 14-186. (1905)

(d) Except as provided in section 14-180 and as between the parties, a transfer by an owner is not effective until the provisions of this section and section 14-182 have been complied with; however, an owner who has delivered possession of the vehicle of the transferee and has complied with the provisions of this section and section 14-182 requiring action by him is not liable as owner for any damages thereafter resulting from operation of the vehicle. (1906)

(e) If a certificate of title issued by the commissioner identifies two or more persons as joint owners of a motor vehicle, any such person may, unless otherwise precluded by law, effect a transfer of ownership of the motor vehicle to such person individually, or to any other person or persons, in the manner provided by subsection (a) of this section. The commissioner may presume that a person is a joint owner empowered to transfer ownership of such motor vehicle if the person's name appears on the certificates of title and registration. (1907)

Sec. 14-179a. Assignment and warranty of title. Buyer's name and address not required. When. (1908)(1-click HTML)

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 14-179, an assignment and warranty of title may be sent to an insurance company without bearing the buyer's name and address if it is being sent to the insurance company pursuant to an insurance policy issued under the provisions of part II of chapter 700. (1909)

Sec. 14-180. Resale by a dealer. (1910)(1-click HTML)

If a dealer buys a vehicle and holds it for resale and procures the certificate of title from the owner or the lienholder or submits a statement on a form prescribed by the commissioner in accordance with subsection (a) of section 14-171, the dealer need not send the certificate to the commissioner but, upon transferring the vehicle to another person other than by the creation of a security interest, shall promptly execute the assignment and warranty of title by a dealer, showing the names and addresses of the transferee and of any lienholder holding a security interest created or reserved at the time of the resale and the date of such lienholder's security agreement, in the spaces provided therefor on the certificate or as the commissioner prescribes, and mail or deliver the certificate or statement to the commissioner with the transferee's application for a new certificate. (1911)

Sec. 14-181. Involuntary transfers. (1912)(1-click HTML)

(a) If the interest of an owner in a vehicle passes to another other than by voluntary transfer, the transferee shall, except as provided in subsection (b), promptly mail or deliver to the commissioner the last certificate of title, if available, proof of the transfer, and his application for a new certificate in the form the commissioner prescribes. (1913)

(b) If the interest of the owner is terminated or the vehicle is sold under a security agreement by a lienholder named in the certificate of title, the transferee shall promptly mail or deliver to the commissioner the last certificate of title, his application for a new certificate in the form the commissioner prescribes, and an affidavit made by or on behalf of the lienholder that the vehicle was repossessed and that the interest of the owner was lawfully terminated or sold pursuant to the terms of the security agreement. If the lienholder succeeds to the interest of the owner and holds the vehicle for resale, he need not secure a new certificate of title but, upon transfer to another person, shall promptly mail or deliver to the transferee or to the commissioner the certificate, affidavit and other documents required to be sent to the commissioner by the transferee. (1914)

(c) A person holding a certificate of title whose interest in the vehicle has been extinguished or transferred other than by voluntary transfer shall mail or deliver the certificate to the commissioner upon request of the commissioner. The delivery of the certificate pursuant to the request of the commissioner does not affect the rights of the person surrendering the certificate, and the action of the commissioner issuing a new certificate of title as provided herein is not conclusive upon the rights of an owner or lienholder named in the old certificate. (1915)

Sec. 14-182. Fee to accompany applications. (1916)(1-click HTML)

(a) An application for a certificate of title shall be accompanied by the required fee when mailed or delivered to the commissioner. (1917)

(b) An application for the naming of a lienholder or his assignee on a certificate of title shall be accompanied by the required fee when mailed or delivered to the commissioner. (1918)

Sec. 14-183. Issuance of new certificate. (1919)(1-click HTML)

(a) The commissioner, upon receipt of a properly assigned certificate of title, with an application for a new certificate of title, the required fee and any other documents required by law, shall issue a new certificate of title in the name of the transferee as owner and, except as provided in subsection (b) of section 14-175, present or mail the new certificate of title to the first lienholder named in the new certificate of title or, if none, to the owner. (1920)

(b) The commissioner, upon receipt of an application for a new certificate of title by a transferee other than by voluntary transfer, with proof of the transfer, the required fee and any other documents required by law, shall issue a new certificate of title in the name of the transferee as owner. If the outstanding certificate of title is not delivered to him, the commissioner shall make demand therefor from the holder thereof. (1921)

(c) The commissioner shall file and retain for five years every surrendered certificate of title, the file to be maintained so as to permit the tracing of title of the vehicle designated therein. (1922)

Sec. 14-184. Scrapping, dismantling or destruction of vehicle. (1923)(1-click HTML)

Any person who scraps, dismantles or destroys a vehicle or who purchases a vehicle as scrap or to be dismantled or destroyed shall, if the vehicle's certificate of title is in such person's possession, mail or deliver it to the commissioner for cancellation. A certificate of title of the vehicle shall not again be issued. (1924)

Sec. 14-185. Perfecting of security interest. (1925)(1-click HTML)

(a) Unless excepted by section 14-167, a security interest in a vehicle of a type for which a certificate of title is required is perfected by the delivery to the commissioner of the existing certificate of title, if any, an application for a certificate of title containing the name and address of the lienholder and the date of the security agreement and the required fee. It is perfected as of the time when it attached if such delivery is completed within twenty days thereafter, and without regard to the limitations expressed in section 42a-9-317; otherwise it is perfected as of the time of such delivery. (1926)

(b) An unperfected security interest is subordinate to the rights of the persons described in sections 42a-9-317 and 42a-9-323. (1927)

(c) The rules of priority stated in sections 42a-9-322 to 42a-9-324, inclusive, and the other sections therein referred to, shall, to the extent appropriate, apply to conflicting security interests in a vehicle of a type for which a certificate of title is required. A security interest perfected under this section is a security interest perfected otherwise than by filing for the purposes of sections 42a-9-322 to 42a-9-324, inclusive. (1928)

(d) If a vehicle is subject to a security interest when brought into this state, section 42a-9-316, states the rules which apply to determine the validity and perfection of the security interest in this state. (1929)

Sec. 14-186. Duties on creation of security interest. (1930)(1-click HTML)

If an owner creates a security interest in a vehicle: (1931)

(a) The owner shall immediately execute the application, in the space provided therefor on the certificate of title or on a separate form the commissioner prescribes, to name the lienholder on the certificate, showing the name and address of the lienholder and the date of his security agreement, and cause the certificate, the application and the required fee to be delivered to the lienholder. (1932)

(b) The lienholder shall immediately cause the certificate, the application and the required fee to be mailed or delivered to the commissioner. (1933)

(c) Upon request of the owner or subordinate lienholder, a lienholder in possession of the certificate of title shall either mail or deliver the certificate to the subordinate lienholder for delivery to the commissioner or, upon receipt from the subordinate lienholder of the owner's application and the required fee, mail or deliver them to the commissioner with the certificate. The delivery of the certificate does not affect the rights of the first lienholder under his security agreement. (1934)

(d) Upon receipt of the certificate of title, the application and the required fee, the commissioner shall either endorse the certificate or issue a new certificate containing the name and address of the new lienholder, and, except as provided in subsection (b) of section 14-175, mail the certificate to the first lienholder named in it. (1935)

Sec. 14-187. Assignment of security interest. (1936)(1-click HTML)

(a) A lienholder may assign, absolutely or otherwise, his security interest in the vehicle to a person other than the owner without affecting the interest of the owner or the validity of the security interest, but any person without notice of the assignment is protected in dealing with the lienholder as the holder of the security interest and the lienholder remains liable for any obligations as lienholder until the assignee is named as lienholder on the certificate. (1937)

(b) The assignee may, but need not to perfect the assignment, have the certificate of title endorsed or issued with the assignee named as lienholder, upon delivering to the commissioner the certificate and an assignment by the lienholder of record in the form the commissioner prescribes. If the security interest of the lienholder is maintained in the electronic title file pursuant to subsection (b) of section 14-175, the lienholder may submit evidence of the assignment of the security interest, in such form and manner as the commissioner directs, and may request the commissioner to issue a certificate of title with the assignee named as lienholder. (1938)

Sec. 14-188. Release of security interest. (1939)(1-click HTML)

(a) Upon the satisfaction of a security interest in a vehicle for which the certificate of title is in the possession of the lienholder, the lienholder shall, within ten days after demand and, in any event, within thirty days, execute a release of the security interest, in the space provided therefor on the certificate or as the commissioner prescribes, and mail or deliver the certificate and release to the next lienholder named therein, or, if none, to the owner or any person who delivers to the lienholder an authorization from the owner to receive the certificate. The owner, other than a dealer holding the vehicle for resale, shall promptly cause the certificate and release to be mailed or delivered to the commissioner, who shall release the lienholder's rights on the certificate or issue a new certificate. (1940)

(b) If the security interest of the lienholder is maintained in the electronic title file pursuant to subsection (b) of section 14-175, such lienholder shall, upon the satisfaction of such security interest, execute a release of such security interest, and mail, deliver or electronically transmit such release to the next lienholder or, if none, to the owner or to any person who delivers or electronically transmits to the lienholder, an authorization from the owner to receive a certificate of title. Such release shall be provided in not more than ten days and shall be in such form and manner, and contain such information necessary to evidence the release of the lien and to identify the motor vehicle and the record of the certificate of title, as the commissioner may prescribe. The commissioner shall issue a certificate of title and present or mail such certificate to the owner or to the second lienholder, if any. (1941)

(c) Upon the satisfaction of a security interest in a vehicle for which the certificate of title is in the possession of a prior lienholder, the lienholder whose security interest is satisfied shall within ten days after demand and, in any event, within thirty days execute a release in the form the commissioner prescribes and deliver the release to the owner or any person who delivers to the lienholder an authorization from the owner to receive it. The lienholder in possession of the certificate of title shall either deliver the certificate to the owner, or the person authorized by the owner, for delivery to the commissioner or, upon receipt of the release, mail or deliver it with the certificate to the commissioner, who shall release the subordinate lienholder's rights on the certificate or issue a new certificate. (1942)

(d) A lienholder who does not comply with subsection (b) or (c) of this section and who has disappeared and cannot be located by the debtor shall be deemed for purposes of this section only to have released such security interest, if evidence satisfactory to the commissioner is filed concerning the disappearance of the lienholder, and the commissioner shall so note on the records of the department. (1943)

Sec. 14-189. Lienholder to furnish information concerning the security agreement. (1944)(1-click HTML)

A lienholder named in a certificate of title, or whose security interest is maintained in the electronic title file pursuant to subsection (b) of section 14-175, shall, upon written request of the owner or of another lienholder named on the certificate or having a recorded interest, disclose any pertinent information as to such lienholder's security agreement and the indebtedness secured by it. (1945)

Sec. 14-190. Method of perfecting interest exclusive. (1946)(1-click HTML)

The method provided in this chapter of perfecting and giving notice of security interests subject to this chapter is exclusive. Security interests subject to this chapter are hereby exempted from the provisions of law which otherwise require or relate to the filing of instruments creating or evidencing security interests. (1947)

Sec. 14-191. Suspension or revocation of certificate. (1948)(1-click HTML)

(a) The commissioner shall suspend or revoke a certificate of title, upon notice and reasonable opportunity to be heard in accordance with section 14-194, if he finds: (1) The certificate of title was fraudulently procured or erroneously issued, or (2) the vehicle has been scrapped, dismantled or destroyed, or (3) the owner or lienholder of record on the certificate of title failed to reply to a notice of a scheduled hearing within thirty days after the notice was mailed by certified bulk mail to his last address of record on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles. (1949)

(b) Suspension or revocation of a certificate of title does not, in itself, affect the validity of a security interest noted on it. (1950)

(c) When the commissioner suspends or revokes a certificate of title, the owner or person in possession of it shall, immediately upon receiving notice of the suspension or revocation, mail or deliver the certificate to the commissioner. (1951)

(d) The commissioner may seize and impound any certificate of title which has been suspended or revoked. (1952)

Sec. 14-192. Fees. (1953)(1-click HTML)

(a) The commissioner shall be paid the following fees: (1) For filing an application for a certificate of title, twenty-five dollars; (2) for each security interest noted upon a certificate of title or maintained in the electronic title file pursuant to subsection (b) of section 14-175, ten dollars; (3) for each record copy search, twenty dollars; (4) for each assignment of a security interest noted upon a certificate of title or maintained in the electronic title file, ten dollars; (5) for an application for a duplicate certificate of title, twenty-five dollars, provided such fee shall not be required for any such duplicate certificate of title (A) which is requested on a form prepared and signed by the assessor in any town for purposes of such proof of ownership of a motor vehicle as may be required in accordance with section 12-71b, or (B) in connection with an application submitted by a licensed dealer in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of section 14-12 or section 14-61; (6) for an ordinary certificate of title issued upon surrender of a distinctive certificate, ten dollars; (7) for filing a notice of security interest, ten dollars; (8) for a certificate of search of the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles, for each name or identification number searched against, twenty dollars; (9) for filing an assignment of security interest, ten dollars; (10) for search of a motor vehicle certificate of title record, requested by a person other than the owner of such motor vehicle, twenty dollars; and (11) for a bond filing under section 14-176, twenty-five dollars. (1954)

(b) If an application, certificate of title or other document required to be mailed or delivered to the commissioner under any provision of this chapter is not delivered to the commissioner within ten days from the time it is required to be mailed or delivered, the commissioner shall collect, as a penalty, an amount equal to the fee required for the transaction. (1955)

(c) Motor vehicles leased to an agency of this state and motor vehicles owned by the state, an agency of the state, or a municipality, as defined in section 7-245, shall be exempt from the fees imposed by this section. (1956)

Sec. 14-193. Powers and duties of commissioner. (1957)(1-click HTML)

(a) The commissioner shall prescribe and provide suitable forms of applications, certificates of title, notices of security interests and all other notices and forms necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. (1958)

(b) The commissioner may: (1) Make necessary investigations to procure information required to carry out the provisions of this chapter; (2) adopt and enforce reasonable rules to carry out the provisions of this chapter; (3) assign a new identification number to a vehicle if it has none, or its identification number is destroyed or obliterated, or its motor is changed, and shall either issue a new certificate of title showing the new identification number or make an appropriate endorsement on the original certificate; (4) require each manufacturer or assembler of a vehicle sold in this state to provide such vehicle with a vehicle identification number and, upon the request of the commissioner, to inform him concerning the location or locations of every vehicle identification number on such vehicle. The commissioner may refuse to register a vehicle made by a manufacturer or assembler who fails to comply with this section. (1959)

Sec. 14-194. Hearing. (1960)(1-click HTML)

A person aggrieved by an act or omission to act of the commissioner under this chapter is entitled, upon request, to a hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. (1961)

Sec. 14-195. Appeal. (1962)(1-click HTML)

A person aggrieved by an act or omission to act of the commissioner under this chapter may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district of New Britain. (1963)

  

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