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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.

Sec. 14-168a. Sale of assembled wreckers or other motor vehicles by used car dealers. (1863)(Text)

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any section of the general statutes, a used car dealer licensed in accordance with the provisions of section 14-52 who enters into a contract with a manufacturer of equipment or parts used in the assembly of a wrecker, including a flatbed wrecker, as defined in section 14-1, or used in the assembly of a special purpose body to a cab and chassis, including a body for a refuse compactor, transit mixer, dump truck, tank truck or other vehicle designed for the transportation of bulk materials or to which machinery is attached, and who purchases from a new car dealer licensed in accordance with the provisions of section 14-52 any new chassis, cab or other portion of an incomplete motor vehicle for such purpose, may sell or offer for sale such wrecker or other motor vehicle as a new motor vehicle provided all parts of any such wrecker or other motor vehicle are new. (1864)

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow any such used car dealer to act as a licensed manufacturer of a motor vehicle. (1865)

PART II CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (1866)(Text)

Sec. 14-169. When certificate required. (1867)(Text)

(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)(Text)

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)(Text)

(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)(Text)

(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)

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