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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. 14-177. Refusal of certificate.

Sec. 14-177. Refusal of certificate. (1896)(Text)

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)(Text)

(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)(Text)

(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)(Text)

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)(Text)

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)(Text)

(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)

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