Docstoc

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles Dealer Training Manual Rev 3 2010 Table of Contents

Document Sample
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles Dealer Training Manual Rev 3 2010 Table of Contents Powered By Docstoc
					              The Bureau of
              Motor Vehicles




                   Dealer
              Training Manual
Rev. 3/2010
                                Table of Contents
                                           Part I
                                    Title Information
Introduction Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     3
Bureau of Motor Vehicles Telephone Numbers. . . . . . . . . .                           4
Motor Vehicle Record Checking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                4
Form Request Sheet (MVT-44) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 5
Title Fee Schedule (MVT-29). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              7
Maine Certificate of Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        8
Title Exemptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     8
Vehicles from Non-title Jurisdictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               9
Non-lien Holding States. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         10
“Memorandum” Titles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         11
Out of State Titles “AND/OR”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            11
Maine Title and Samples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          12
Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (MCO) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                    21
Dealership Checklist for Title Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                22
Lien Release (MVT-12, MVT-17). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 23
Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                   25
Department of Support Enforcement & Recovery . . . . . . . .                           26
Assignment of Ownership (Reverse side of Title) . . . . . . . .                        27
Title Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   28
Transfer of Ownership (MVT-16). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                29
Transfer of Ownership Facts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             30
Certificate for Title Application (MVT-2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               31
Odometer Information Statement (MVT-32). . . . . . . . . . . . .                       35
Tips to Remember when Completing MVT-2 . . . . . . . . . . .                           36
Joint vs. Common Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               37
New vs. Used vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          38
Title Codes for Make, Model & Body Style . . . . . . . . . . . . .                     39
Affidavit of Repossession (MVT-5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                48
Duplicate Certificate of Title (MVT-8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              49
Request for Withdrawal (MVT-3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               51
Salvage Vehicle Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            53
Certificate of Salvage Title Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              55
Rebuilt or Repaired Salvage Vehicle (MVT-103). . . . . . . . .                         56
Special Circumstances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          61
Affidavit of Surviving Spouse (MVT-22). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  63
Vehicles Coming from Another Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                    64
Inspection of Vehicle Identification Number (MVT-10). . . . .                          66




                                                -1-
                                Table of Contents
                                          continued

                                       Part II
                                 Dealer Information
Notice of Sale (MVD-15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        68
Temporary Registration Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            70
Loss of Dealer Plates (MV-9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          71
Loss of Dealer Stickers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      72
Use of Dealer Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     73
Reduction of Dealer Business Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                75
Increase of Dealer Business Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               75
Sales Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     76
Application for Dealer Sales Promotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 77
Rules for Sales Promotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          78
Permit to Demonstrate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        79
Application for a Permit to Demonstrate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 80
Permit to Demonstrate (MVD-01A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  81
10K Laden Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     82
Annex Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   83
Secondary Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      83
Records Keeping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     83
Dealer License Renewals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          84
Surety Bond and Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           85
Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           86
   Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide Sample . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                   87
   Unsafe Motor Vehicle Sample . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               89
   Rules Regarding UCBG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            90
   Dealer Inspection/Disclosure Requirements. . . . . . . . . .                      96
   Important Notes about UCBG and Unsafe . . . . . . . . . . .                       97

                                Appendix                                             99

Title Application Scenarios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100




                                               -2-
-3-
                      Bureau of Motor Vehicles
                        Telephone Numbers
                         Main Number (207) 624-9000

                                Title Ext. 52138
                              Fax (207) 624-9254

                              Dealers Ext. 52143
                              Fax (207) 624-9037

                           Investigations Ext. 52144
                              Fax (207) 624-9258


                      Internet site for BMV forms:
                 www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/forms/index.html


                 Motor Vehicle Record Checking

A dealership should check title records to verify owners of vehicles and to determine
if the lien has been released. There are two ways that a Maine car dealer can obtain
Maine Motor Vehicle Title information.

INFORME is the first way to obtain BMV information. This is an internet service that
provides 24 hour/7 days a week access. In addition to the Motor Vehicle record
charges, INFORME has an annual subscription fee. INFORME may be contacted at
(207) 621-2600 or toll free at 877-212-6500. We would encourage you to use this
on-line service.

There is an MVR Information packet that your trainer can provide to you. This
allows you to call BMV Monday through Friday from 9:00-4:00 to obtain information.
If requesting title information over the telephone, a signed affirmation statement
must be faxed to the Title Section with credit card information. Information may also
be requested by mail by submitting a signed affirmation statement with the
appropriate fees.




                                        -4-
Form Request Sheet
      MVT-44




       -5-
-6-
Fee Schedule
   MVT-29




    -7-
                             Maine Certificate of Title
A Certificate of Title is a document showing proof of ownership, security lien, and
vehicle identification information. A Maine Certificate of Title must be provided
for all vehicles 15 years old and newer at the time of first registration or when a
change in registration is required due to a transfer of ownership, unless exempt
from Maine Title Laws. Effective January 1, 2010, the State of Maine will require
1995 and subsequent model year vehicles always will be required to have titles.

For all vehicles titled in Maine (after January 1, 1991 and before October 1,
1996) when a lien holder is listed on the title, a Certificate of Lien must
accompany the title when ownership is being transferred. After October 1, 1996,
titles having lien holders must be properly released on the front of the title by the
lien holder.

Effective June 10, 1999, the State of Maine changed from a 10 year title state to
a 15 year title state.

A Dealership must possess at one of their Maine licensed dealership locations a
properly assigned title before selling or displaying a vehicle for sale.

                                 Title Exemptions

    A Certificate of Title or Certificate of Salvage need not be obtained for:

   Boats               Snowmobiles                   A mobile home (see exceptions)
   ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles)                       A self-propelled wheelchair.
   Trailers with unladen weight (empty) of 3000 lbs. or less.
   Vehicles older than 15 years. Calls on vehicles older than 15 years can be
    transferred to registration for letter of verification. Effective 01/01/10, 1995 and
    subsequent model year vehicles always will be required to have titles.
   Vehicles owned by a dealership or manufacturer that are held for sale.
   A motorcycle or motor driven cycle with an engine displacement of less than 300
    cubic centimeters.
   Special mobile equipment. (fire trucks, bulldozers, street sweepers etc.)
   Special equipment. (brush chippers, air compressors, etc.)
   Buses and trucks or other transportation vehicles regularly engaged in the
    interstate transportation of persons or property, which currently have a Certificate
    of Title that has been issued in another state.
   Any vehicle owned by a resident of this State but registered in another.
   A vehicle owned by a person living temporarily in Maine and not required to
    register here. (For example: out-of-state college students).
   Driver education vehicles lent to towns or private high schools by automobile
    dealers.
   U.S. Government owned vehicle unless registered in Maine.
   All vehicles on loan to a veteran’s organization.
   Public or Non-Profit organizations certified by the Maine Secretary of State.
                                             -8-
               Vehicles From Other Title Jurisdictions
RHODE ISLAND – 10 YEAR TITLE LAW (All vehicles 10 years old or newer)
   As of January 1, 2002:
           2002 model year vehicles back to 1993 model year vehicles have
           Rhode Island titles
   As of January 1, 2003;
           2003 model year vehicles back to 1994 model year vehicles have
           Rhode Island titles

NEW HAMPSHIRE – 15 YEAR TITLE LAW (All vehicles 15 years old or newer)
     As of January 1, 1999;
            1999 model year vehicles back to 1989 model year vehicles have
            New Hampshire titles, 1989 model year vehicles will continue until
            2004.
     As of January 1, 2004:
            2004 model year vehicles back to 1990 model year vehicles have
            New Hampshire titles.

GEORGIA –
    Vehicle Title is required on all 1986 and newer year model motor vehicles.

VERMONT – 15 YEAR TITLE LAW (All vehicles 15 years old or newer)
    As of January 1, 2002:
           2002 model year vehicles back to 1988 model year vehicles have
           Vermont titles
    As a January 1, 2003;
           2003 model year vehicles back to 1989 model year vehicles have
           Vermont titles




                                       -9-
               Vehicles From Other Title Jurisdictions
                                  continued

The following documents shall be accepted in lieu of the original title on
vehicles entering Maine from non-title jurisdictions.

   No Change in Ownership

   The last registration from the previous non-titling state is needed. Original
   registration or photocopy is acceptable.

   Dealer Sale

   Vehicles purchased from an out-of-state dealer:
         a. The last registration from the previous owner ~ original or
             photocopy;
         b. Transfers of ownership from the person on the registration up to
             the applicant; and
         c. Transfer may be completed on out-of-state transfer forms or on
             the Maine MVT-16 transfer or ownership form.

   Please note: Temporary registrations are not acceptable


                      Non-Lien Holding States
   There are several states which mail titles directly to owners even though a
   title may list a lien holder. These states are:

   Kansas                      Minnesota            South Dakota
   Kentucky                    Missouri             Wisconsin
   Maine (1/1/91 to 10/1/96)   Montana
   Maryland                    New York
   Michigan                    Oklahoma

   If an owner brings a vehicle into the State of Maine from one of the above
   states, they must have a title and released lien, if applicable, in hand in
   order to sell, trade or register. The lien holder does not hold the title. If
   they do not have the title, then they must obtain a duplicate from that state
   before they can sell, register or apply for title in Maine.




                                     - 10 -
                  “Memorandum” Titles

The following states issue “Non-negotiable/Memorandum” titles:

             Connecticut            District of Columbia
             Massachusetts          Missouri
             Ohio                   Pennsylvania
             Rhode Island           South Carolina
                                    Texas
             Kansas (Trucks and Commercial Vehicles Only)


We will not accept memorandum titles as proof of ownership.

For example:
      1. When an out-of-state vehicle is titled in Massachusetts and the original
         title to the vehicle is being held in the possession of the lien holder in
         another state, the Massachusetts Certificate of Title will be stamped with
         the legend “MEMORANDUM COPY NON- NEGOTIABLE.”
      2. The Massachusetts (Memorandum) Certificate of Title is mailed to the lien
         holder to hold until the lien is satisfied. Upon satisfaction of the lien, the
         lien holder must endorse the release of lien on the Massachusetts
         (Memorandum) Certificate of Title and the out-of -state title and mail both
         titles to the owner.
      3. Owner: When the above has been completed, if selling or trading the
         vehicle, the transfer of ownership must be completed on the reverse of the
         valid out-of-state title. The title and the Massachusetts (Memorandum)
         Title are both given to the buyer.

                            Regarding Out of State Titles
      Because of a ruling by the Attorney General, the Title Section no longer uses
      the conjunction “OR” between the names of owners on a Maine Title.

      Exception: If names are joined by “or”, one signature will be accepted on an
      out-of-state title when:
             1.       Transferred to an out-of-state dealer before it is transferred to a
                      Maine resident or a Maine licensed dealer, or
             2.       Transferred to a Maine resident by an out-of-state resident or an
                      out-of-state dealer.

      All signatures are required on a title when the vehicle is sold to a Maine
      licensed dealer by an out-of-state resident or an out-of-state dealer.




                                         - 11 -
                                   MAINE TITLE
   The Maine Title has four functions:

   1. It is the only acceptable proof of ownership and absolutely necessary
      when ownership changes on vehicles 15 years old and newer. (Effective
      01/01/10, 1995 and subsequent model year vehicles always will be
      required to have titles).
   2. It is necessary for perfecting liens against motor vehicles. Any vehicle
      more than 15 years old may have security interests through the Bureau of
      Uniform Commercial Code, Secretary of State, 29 State House Station,
      Augusta, ME 04333.
   3. Theft deterrent.
   4. Historical record of motor vehicle.


                          Warranty Certificate Of Title

A Warranty Title may be issued to a Maine resident who is the owner of an
antique auto, horseless carriage or classic vehicle upon documented and
notarized evidence of ownership and upon payment of the required fee of
$40.00.
A Warranty Title denotes that evidence made available to the Secretary of State
indicates that there are no liens or encumbrances against the vehicle and that
the applicant is the owner. It is not intended to authenticate the vehicle’s history.

NOTE: The following pages contain illustrations of the several types of
Maine Title documents which must be present when displaying a vehicle
for sale.

                                    Maine Titles
Effective January 1, 1991 to October 1, 1996, all titles were mailed to the owner
of the vehicle, even if there was a lien on the vehicle. If there was a lien, a
separate Certificate of Lien was mailed to the lien holder. When a lien holder
was listed on these titles, both the title and lien certificate must accompany a new
title application.

On the following pages, there are illustrations of the Maine Title, style from January
1, 1991 to October 1, 1996, Certificate of Lien, Maine Title, style from October 1,
1996 to January 31, 1999, and the newest style title, effective February 1, 1999.




                                         - 12 -
                    MAINE TITLE
                          Front

Effective after January 1, 1991 and before October 1, 1996




                          - 13 -
                    MAINE TITLE
                          Back

Effective after January 1, 1991 and before October 1, 1996




                          - 14 -
              CERTIFICATE OF LIEN
                          Front

Effective after January 1, 1991 and before October 1, 1996




                          - 15 -
              CERTIFICATE OF LIEN
                          Back

Effective after January 1, 1991 and before October 1, 1996




                          - 16 -
              MAINE TITLE
                   Front

Effective October 1, 1996 to January 31, 1999




                   - 17 -
              MAINE TITLE
                    Back

Effective October 1, 1996 to January 31, 1999




                   - 18 -
            MAINE TITLE
                 Front

Effective February 1, 1999 to Current Use




                 - 19 -
            MAINE TITLE
                  Back
Effective February 1, 1999 to Current Use




                 - 20 -
            Manufacturer’s Certificate Of Origin (MCO)

When a new vehicle is delivered in Maine by the manufacturer or his
franchised dealer, the manufacturer must execute and deliver to his agent or
franchised dealer a Certificate of Origin. The Secretary of State prescribes
the form to be used.

In accordance with the Maine Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title and Anti-theft
Act, the MCO should contain the manufacturer’s vehicle identification number
(VIN), the name of the manufacturer, number of cylinders, a general
description of the body, the model year and the type of model.

Assignments from the franchised dealer may be made on the reverse of the
document. Spaces are also provided for additional assignments, as required.
Each assignment must be properly completed.




                                    - 21 -
                Dealership Check List for Title Certificates

Please check the following items to make sure that you have the proper Title when
taking a trade-in or selling a vehicle:

 The Titles printed prior to February 1999 are printed on special paper.
 If there are alterations such as erasures or mark overs on the front or back of the
  document, the document is void.
 The Title may be branded with the words “SALVAGE”, “REBUILT”, or “SALVAGE
  REBUILT”.
 Look for the words: “may be subject to the rights of prior owner”, “undisclosed
  lien”, and “DUPLICATE”.
 The ownership of the vehicle may be single or joint owners and show lien holders
              The dealer must possess a transfer of ownership from all owners
                 and a lien release from all lien holders.
              The first assignment is by the owner(s) and the second must be by
                 the licensed dealer.
              If the first assignment is to a private party, this party must apply for
                 title before transferring ownership.
 The Title number must be entered in block #15 on a new application for title upon
  resale.
 The mileage showing on a title should not be more than the actual mileage on
  the odometer.




                                        - 22 -
Release of Lien
    MVT-12




    - 23 -
                            Lien Release Information

When a vehicle is sold and the title displays a lien holder, one of the following
documents must accompany the title and new title application to show the lien
has been paid in full:

1. Certificate of Lien (MVT-17) properly signed off by the lien holder.

2. Lien Release (MVT-12) to be provided by the lending institution.

3. A letter describing the vehicle and purchaser information stating the vehicle
   has been paid in full. The letter must be on the lending institution letterhead
   and signed by an official of the institution.

4. A lien release faxed directly to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles office by the lien
   holder. The lien holder will send the original release of lien directly to the Title
   Section of BMV.

5. Contact the Title Section to verify that the loan has been paid in full. The
   dealership will have to set up an account with BMV or INFORME to obtain
   this important information.

                           Maine Certificate of Lien
                      MVT-17 Issued from 1/1/91 to 10/1/96

The information on the front of the Certificate of Lien should match the Certificate
of Title exactly. Dealers should compare the vehicle description, odometer
reading, purchase and issue dates, lien holder information, lien release, owner(s)
name, and the title number to verify that the lien certificate matches the title. The
back of the Lien Certificate is used when a lien holder wants to repossess the
vehicle. The lien holder is allowed to repossess the vehicle with out having the
actual title in hand. The lender can complete a lien release, notarized affidavit of
repossession and transfer of ownership on the lien certificate and use it as a title
for transfers in Maine only. The lien holder must apply for a Title in the lien
institution’s name if they plan on selling the vehicle out of the state of Maine.

                                   Release of Lien
                                         MVT-12

This form is used by the lien holder to show a release of lien when it cannot be
released on the face of the title or in the case where the certificate of lien has been
lost or destroyed. The vehicle information must match the description given on prior
lien certificate. The date of lien and the lien holder’s printed name, address, and
signature must show on the form. A release of lien must be submitted for vehicles
titled in other non-title holding states, when the prior title shows a lien holder.



                                          - 24 -
                  Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection

                 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035

              Another State Agency with Your Best Interest in Mind

This office has the distinct pleasure of having an excellent working rapport with a
state agency that is very important to you, not just as dealers who offer financing,
but business people and individuals who might need this service in the future for
outside needs.

We interviewed the Senior Examiner and the Administrative Secretary for the
Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection due to numerous complaints regarding out of
state lien holders not cooperating with our Maine licensed dealers and our Maine
lending institutions.

When speaking with them, we found many important points of interest we would like
to share with you:

   The Trust in Lending Law states that someone is not a creditor unless they
   collect more than 4 payments from a contract. A dealer who will be offering
   financing needs to file a notification with the Bureau of Consumer Credit
   Protection. The Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection will help in setting up
   contracts which comply with the law and will inform you on the correct procedure
   to repossess a vehicle.

   The Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection only has jurisdiction when a vehicle is
   bought in Maine or is being repossessed here.

   If a Maine resident purchases a vehicle out of state and received out of state
   financing, they comply with the laws of the state in which it was purchased. If
   repossession is necessary, the individual or institution taking possession of the
   vehicle needs to comply with the laws of the State of Maine.

   When a vehicle is purchased from a Maine licensed dealer and that dealer uses
   out of state financing, normally the contract is with the Maine dealer who then
   assigns the finance contract to an out of state lien holder. Because the original
   contract is with the Maine dealer, Maine consumer laws govern that contract.

We would like to thank the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection for their
cooperation in supplying this information and we look forward to working with them
in the future. We urge you to contact their office at 624-8527, if you have questions
regarding credit or contracts.


                                         - 25 -
          Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery (DSER)
One of the topics discussed in our Dealer Workshops was DSER. According to
Maine Law 19 MRSA 500-509, DSER (Human Services) has the authority to perfect
a lien on a vehicle when the owner is delinquent in making his/her child support
payments. These support payments are established in the court order at the time of
the divorce. The dealers shared with us that most often when a person goes to
trade his/her vehicle, he/she does not realize a lien from Human Services has been
perfected. We could not imagine such a thing. Owners are notified of the lien in
writing by DSER and then again by the Title Section. The following is a brief outline
of the DSER’s process.
     1. NOTICE OF DEBT is served on the responsible parent. This notice is a
        composite of many documents. The most important of these documents is
        the statement of DEMAND for payment of the support debt within 20 days of
        receipt of the notices of debt.
     2. After 20 days, DSER begins their process of attaching liens.
The important message here is to remember the owner IS notified of the debt and
they are put on notice that DSER will take steps to secure the debt after 20 days, if
the debt was not paid in full. The owners do not have to sign the application for title
before we will issue a new title showing Human Services as first or second lien
holder. The Title Section has the following suggestions in resolving dealer/lien
holder situations:

Dealers are encouraged when calling a lien holder for a close-out to ask for all
the information concerning the certificate of title/lien. Ask the lien holder for:
             1. Title Number
             2. Owner’s name(s)
             3. All lien holders shown of the face of title/lien certificate
             4. VIN
             5. Mileage
By asking for all this information, you are better insuring yourselves that the
lien holder does in fact hold the title/lien certificate and are also protecting
yourselves against any unknown liens. You may use INFORME or setup an
account with BMV to look up information regarding the title.

Lien Holders are required by law to disclose any and all liens shown on the face of
the title/lien certificate to the dealer at the time of close-out. Lien holders are also
required by law to mail the certificate of title to BMV for re-issue to the subordinate
lien holder listed on the face of the title/lien certificate. Failure to do so is a Class E
crime.

Our sincere hopes are that everyone involved in these more complex title issues will
cooperate fully with each other. Open communication will eliminate the horrors of
undisclosed liens, missing certificates of title, etc. Everyone in the long run will
benefit. For further information call 287-2886 ~ DSER, or your own legal counsel.




                                           - 26 -
                            Assignment Of Ownership
                                  Reverse side of title




An assignment or transfer of ownership on a title must contain the
following information:
1. Printed name and address of purchaser(s) and date of sale.
2. Mileage (at time of sale) not including the “tenths”. Effective 09/17/05, Maine law
    provides an exemption from reporting mileage if the vehicle is 10 years old or older.
3. Seller’s signature(s) printed name and date of transaction.
4. Any existing lien or if there is no lien, the word “NONE” printed.
5. Signature of buyer(s) with hand printed name(s) and date of transaction.

If there is not sufficient space on the title for the assignment, or it is impossible to
use, an MVT-16, Transfer and Reassignment of Ownership revised 4/91 or later,
should be used for the transfer.




                                           - 27 -
                                  Title Problems

Common Problems:

   Odometer reading lower than on prior title
   Two owners named on front of title; only one signature on assignment
   Two owners named on assignment; only one on new title application
   No odometer reading-unless vehicle 10 years old or older-exempt
   Lien holder named here but not indicated on Title Application
    o Two buyers, but only one signature


Other Possible Problems:

1. Effective July 1, 1993, the owner of a vehicle must apply for a title in their
   name before selling the vehicle. Therefore, all vehicles purchased on or after
   July 1, 1993 by a Maine resident, cannot be registered in a new owner’s
   name unless the prior title is in the seller’s name.

There are two exceptions to this new law. First, if the owner of a vehicle dies, do
not make the surviving spouse, Personal Representative, estate or heirs get a
title in their name before transferring. They will still have to provide the buyer
with the normal “death of an owner” (See MVT-22) paperwork. Second, in cases
of divorce where both names were on the title, one spouse is awarded the
vehicle in the divorce decree and that person sells the vehicle, there is no need
to have the person awarded the vehicle get a title in their name alone before
selling the vehicle. This only applies if both names were on the title. A complete
copy of the divorce decree must be provided to the new buyer.

The seller can request to have their title application “RUSHED” by calling the
Title Section or attaching a note to the title section and paying a $10.00
immediate issuance (rush) fee. The rush fee must be received in the Main
Office.

2. The hand printed name and signature of the buyer(s) and seller(s) are
   required unless the title is accompanied by a Power of Attorney. The buyer
   and seller cannot be the same person. A family member or another individual
   may not sign for the buyer(s) or seller(s).

3. Erasures, cross outs, whiteouts are NOT acceptable and VOID the title.




                                        - 28 -
                 Transfer or Reassignment of Ownership
                                      MVT-16




To be a valid transfer, the MVT-16 must be accompanied by a Title.

An MVT-16 is used to transfer ownership of a vehicle when the reverse side of a
title has already been completed OR if a title does not have the Truth in Mileage
Act warning.

The MVT-16 is also used as an odometer statement between sellers and buyers of
non-titled vehicles.




                                        - 29 -
                         Transfer of Ownership Facts

There are several points of interest to remember when completing a transfer of
ownership by the MVT-16 form or the back of the certificate of title:

 All owners listed on the prior title must transfer their interest to the new owner.
  All signatures must be obtained for a complete transfer. The sellers must hand
  print their name(s), and also write in the date they signed the transfer.

 Maine Dealers must conform to the federal Truth in Mileage Act (TIMA). You
  must state the current mileage in connection with a transfer of ownership.
  Odometer reading requirements are exempt on a title transfer when the vehicle is
  not self propelled or ten (10) or more years old. However, the Secretary of State
  may require odometer information for any vehicle for cause.

 The lien holder needs to be stated on the transfer documents. You must list the
  lien holder on the CTA application and list the same lien holder(s) on the MVT-16
  or back of the certificate of title.

 The proper transfer of ownership from a Maine dealer to another dealer or
  another buyer in Maine or out of state needs one of the following:

               a completed MVT-16 form
               the MCO for a vehicle if new
               or the reverse side of the Maine certificate of title (issued after May
                1988) which has an odometer disclosure statement.

 If the printed name(s) or mileage is illegible or there are changes or erasures, the
  CTA application will be rejected.




                                         - 30 -
Application for Certificate of Title
               MVT-2




               - 31 -
                        Certificate for Title Application
                                         MVT-2

Motor Vehicles less than 16 years old that are registered in the state of Maine
must be titled in Maine. Effective 01/01/10, the State of Maine will require 1995
and subsequent model year vehicles always will be required to have titles.
Please see the list of title exceptions on page 5. A dealership must submit an
application with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles within 30 days of the sale. After
the 30 days, there is a late fee of $50.00 per application and this is a
misdemeanor in Title 29A, section 664(a Class E offense). The Application fee
is $33.00 with an additional fee of $10.00 for any “RUSH.”

                    Completion of CTA Quick Reference

1. Name(s) of applicants – All owners must be listed.

2. Date(s) of birth – Date of birth for applicant must be listed

3. Telephone – This number should be listed in the case that the customer needs
   to be contacted for title issues

4. Mailing address – This is the address that the title will be mailed to, if there is no
   lien holder. If the address is incomplete, the title will be returned by the Post
   Office as undeliverable.

5. MSRP – Follow the instructions on the Title application. For new vehicles, the
   vehicle price listed on the Monroney label minus the destination charges is to be
   listed in block 5.

6. Legal address – If the customer’s legal residence is different than the mailing
   address, this block must be completed. This information gives the actual location
   of the customer and vehicle.

7. Leased vehicle name and address – If the vehicle is leased, the lessor must be
   listed in Block 1 and the name and address of the lessee must be listed here.

8. Vehicle year – The two (2) digit year code for the vehicle

9. Vehicle make - The four (4) letter manufacturer code for the vehicle. See the list
   in the back of the manual for these codes.

10. Vehicle model – The first six letters in the model name.



                                         - 32 -
11. VIN number – All 1981 and newer vehicles have 17 digit VIN’s with the
    exception of a State assigned VIN.

12. Body type – The two (2) digit code describing the vehicle (ex. 2D, 4D, SW, PK)

13. New, Used, or rebuilt – Please check the proper box indicating if the vehicle is
    new, used, or rebuilt

14. Date of purchase – The date the retail customer purchased the vehicle

15. Previous title number – The current title number listed on the title document
    transferred to you. The customer will not be able to register if this block is left
    blank.

16. State of Origin – The State that issued the title you now hold.

17. Other Data – For Motor Vehicle Use Only.

18. Current odometer reading – The reading on the odometer as of the date you
    sell it. It should be taken directly from the vehicle’s odometer. Do not estimate.
    As of 09/17/05-Maine law provides an exemption from reporting
    mileage if the vehicle is 10 years old or older.

19. Mileage stated is – Check the prior title and transfers to verify whether the
    mileage is actual, in excess of mechanical limits, or not actual. Brands such as
    in excess and not actual must be carried over to each new title.

20. If not actual – If the vehicle’s odometer is to be coded not actual in block 19, this
    box must be completed, indicating the reason for the actual reading. An MVT-32
    (odometer statement) must be completed, unless the code is being carried over
    from the prior title.

21. First lien holder’s name – If any lending institution or person holds a security
    interest (lien) in this vehicle, they must be listed in this box. Please list their
    complete, correct name; the title will be mailed to the lien holder.

22. Date of lien – The date of the lien listed in block 21 took effect. This date would
    normally agree with the purchase date in block 14

23. Address number and street – The address that the issued title will be mailed to.
    The address must be complete and correct or the title will be returned by the
    Post Office as undeliverable.




                                          - 33 -
24. Second lien holders name – If the customer finances the vehicle through a
    second lien holder, they must be listed here. The title will be mailed to the first
    lien holder.

25. Date of lien – The date the lien listed in block 24 took effect.

26. Address number and street – The complete correct address of the second lien
    holder. The title will be mailed to the first lien holder.

27. Name and address of seller – The selling dealer must list their dealership name
    and complete address.

28. Plate number, if a Maine licensed dealer – The selling dealer must list their
    dealer plate number. The appropriate box must be checked to show if the dealer
    is a new car, used car, or motorcycle dealer.

29. Signature of seller, if dealer – A representative from the selling dealership must
    sign. Please list their position with the dealership and date.

30. Signature of owner(s) – Each individual listed in block 1 must sign in block 30.
    No one is able to sign for another individual unless they have written power of
    attorney for that person. In this case, a copy of the P.O.A. must be submitted. If
    the purchaser in block 1 is a company, a representative of the company and their
    employment position must sign in block 30.

NOTE: If changes are needed on application (for example: vehicle info, owners,
address, etc.) once it has been submitted, then a supplemental title application must
be completed. Contact Title Section at 207-624-9000 ext. 52138 to see if title has
been issued. If title has not been issued a fee is not required with new application.
A fee of $33.00 would be required if the title has been issued.




                                          - 34 -
                      Odometer Information Statement
                                       MVT-32

This form is used to obtain odometer readings that are questionable or when a
discrepancy exists. The owner and vehicle information goes in the top blocks. You
must show current mileage. The dealer must sign if it is a retail sale. If the mileage
is “not actual,” a reason as to why is necessary.




                                        - 35 -
         Tips to Remember When Completing the MVT-2 Form

 Be sure that the buyers on the last transfer of ownership are the same as listed in
  Block 1 of the application.

 In Blocks 2 and 4, please be sure to list the correct dates of birth and complete
  mailing address for the owners listed in Block 1.

 Check to be sure that the VIN listed in Block 11 matches the VIN listed on the
  prior title and transfers

 If the vehicle is being refinanced (not transferred) and the prior title indicates that
  the vehicle was purchased new, check new in Block 13.

 If the vehicle is being refinanced (not transferred) Block 14 should show the
  original purchase date listed on the prior title.

 If the prior title is branded Rebuilt, check the rebuilt box in Block 13.

 The prior title number must be listed in Block 15 of the application by both
  dealers and lien holders.

 Both dealers and lien holders are required to list the current, accurate mileage
  information in Blocks 18 and 19. Exempt from reporting mileage if vehicle is 10
  years old or older.

 If an incorrect lien holder is listed on either the transfer or in Block 21 of the
  application, a signed statement or lien release must be submitted by that lien
  holder.

 If a lien holder is listed in Block 21, please list their complete correct address in
  Block 23.

 Always make sure that ALL owners listed in Block 1 of the application sign in
  Block 30.

 If someone other than the owner listed in Block 1 signs Block 30, a power of
  attorney must be submitted with the application.

 If the person listed in Block 1 is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian
  must co-sign in Block 30.




                                          - 36 -
                                Most Common Errors

Some of the most common errors made in completing the title application are:
blocks left blank, DBO, application not signed by all purchasers listed in block
#1. The odometer reading is lower than on the prior title or the mileage is an
estimate (if applicable). The selling dealer does not sign the application. The
lien holder information is not complete. The application does not have the
proper title fees. The typed application is not aligned correctly or the
handwriting is illegible. The information is crossed off the application.


                     Courtesy Delivery Registrations
A dealership may decide to provide an extra service to their customers and register
the new vehicle for the owner. Like any Maine registration, these “courtesy delivery”
vehicles must have the excise tax paid in the owner’s residence. If that town is
unable to finish the registration process, the dealer can then precede to one the
Motor Vehicle branch offices. The Main Office in Augusta no longer processes
courtesy delivery registrations.

                        Information Concerning
               Joint or Common Ownership on a Vehicle
When a title is to list more than one owner, the ownership of the vehicle is either
“joint” or “common.” If joint ownership is desired, the “joint ownership” box
should be checked next to the owners’ names in Block 1 of the application for
title. If there is no such designation, common ownership will be assumed.

The difference between joint and common ownership of a vehicle is not readily
apparent until the death of one of the owners. Under the terms of “joint”
ownership, when a joint owner dies the surviving owner(s) retains complete
ownership of the vehicle. In the case of common ownership, if one of the
common owners die, the surviving common owner(s) and the deceased’s estate
own equal shares of the vehicle.




                                         - 37 -
                          New vs. Used Vehicle
Several situations can arise when a consumer returns a vehicle to a dealer after
a brief period. The dealer then resells the vehicle and lists the vehicle as “NEW”
on the title application for the second owner. Meanwhile, action may have been
taken on the first owner’s title application.

       According to 29-A MRSA 851 (412), the definition of a USED motor
       vehicle is as follows: a motor vehicle that either has been once registered
       or is not covered by a manufacturer’s new car warranty.

When a vehicle is sold and our records show a prior owner, the Title Section will
issue another certificate of title listing the vehicle as USED unless the following
conditions apply:

       1. No prior registration has been issued (the Title Section will check with the
          town clerk in this matter), and
       2. The vehicle is covered by a new car warranty

The dealer bears the responsibility of notifying the Title Section when the above
conditions apply. This is usually accomplished by a letter accompanying the title
application. In any event, if the vehicle is registered by the first owner, it must be
listed as USED for any subsequent owner.




                                          - 38 -
                               Title Information

On the Maine Certificate of Title, vehicles are identified by many criteria besides VIN
and year. The make, model, and body type are also shown on the Certificate of
Title.

In this chapter, the codes for make, model, and body type used by the Title and Anti-
Theft Section are explained and examples of each are shown. This list is not
inclusive. If you should encounter a vehicle that is not in this chapter, please enter
the full make, model, and body type on the MVT-2 (Application for Certificate of Title)
and the Title Section will make sure the proper coding is made.



     MODEL YEAR                              COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
     E      1984        1        2001               1          USA
     F      1985        2        2002               2          CANADA
     G      1986        3        2003               3          MEXICO
     H      1987        4        2004               4 (T)      USA (TOYOTA)
     J      1988        5        2005               J          JAPAN
     K      1989        6        2006               K          KOREA
     L      1990        7        2007               S          ENGLAND
     M      1991        8        2008               V          FRANCE
     N      1992        9        2009               W          W. GERMANY
     P      1993        A        2010               Y          SWEDEN
     R      1994        B        2011               Z          ITALY
     S      1995        C        2012
     T      1996        D        2013
     V      1997        E        2014
     W      1998        F        2015
     X      1999        G        2016
     Y      2000        H        2017




                                         - 39 -
      WORLD MANUFACTURER IDENTIFICATION CODES

JHA   ACURA                      KMH   HYUNDAI
ZAR   ALFHA ROMEO                JHM   HONDA
IAM   AMERICAN MOTORS            JAB   ISUZU
SCF   ASTON MARTIN               SAJ   JAGUAR
WAU   AUDI                       1JC   JEEP
12A   AVANTI                     1LN   LINCOLN
ZBB   BERTONE                    SCC   LOTUS
WBA   BMW                        ZAM   MASERATI
1G4   BUICK                      JM1   MAZDA
1G6   CADILLAC                   WDB   MERCEDES BENZ
1G1   CHEVROLET                  1ME   MERCURY
1C3   CHRYSLER                   WF1   MERKUR
2E3   EAGLE PREMIER              JA3   MITSUBISHI
JE3   EAGLE SUMMIT               1G3   OLDSMOBILE
VF1   EAGLE MEDALLION            VF3   PEUGEOT
JN1   NISSAN                     ZFR   PININFARINA
SCE   DELOREAN                   1P3   PLYMOUTH
1B3   DODGE                      1G2   PONTIAC
ZFF   FERRARI                    WPO   PORSCHE
ZFA   FIAT                       VF1   RENAULT
1FA   FORD                       SCA   ROLLS ROYCE
YS3   SAAB                       JT2   TOYOTA
SAX   STERLING                   WVW   VOLKSWAGEN
JF1   SUBARU                     YV1   VOLVO
JS3   SUZUKI




                        - 40 -
                SAMPLE VIN




DIGIT    DESCRIPTION           MEANING
2        Country of Origin     USA
F        Manufacturer          Ford
A        Vehicle Type          Passenger Car
H        Restraint System      Active Belts
P71      Body Type             Mustang
V        Engine                4.6L 2V V8 FFV
7        Check Digit           Check Digit Valid
9        Year                  2009
X        Assembly Plant        Wayne, MI
109626   Sequence Number       In Range




                      - 41 -
                        VEHICLE MAKE CODES

                           AUTOMOBILES

Vehicle Make             Code            Vehicle Make        Code

Acura                    ACUR            Kia Motors          KIA
Alfa Romeo               ALFA            Lancia              LNCI
American Motors          AMER            Land Rover          LNDR
Audi                     AUDI            Lexus               LEXS
Austin                   AUST            Lincoln             LINC
Avanti                   AVTI            MG                  MG
BMW                      BMW             Mazda               MAZD
Bentley                  BENT            Mercedes-Benz       MERZ
Bradley GT               BRDL            Mercury             MERC
Bricklin                 BRIC            Merkur              MERK
Buick                    BUIC            Mitsubishi          MITS
Cadillac                 CADI            Model A & Model T
Capri                    CAP             Motor Car           MODA
Checker                  CHEC            Reproduction Corp   MODT
Chevrolet                CHEV            Morris              MORR
Chrysler                 CHRY            Nissan              NISS
Citicar                  CITI            Oldsmobile          OLDS
Citroen                  CITR            Opel                OPEL
Class Motor Carriages    CLAS            Plymouth            PLYM
Datsun                   DATS            Peugot              PEUG
Delorean Motors          DELO            Pontiac             PONT
Dodge                    DODG            Renault             RENA
Eagle                    EGIL            Porsche             PORS
Ferrari                  FERR            Rolls-Royce         ROL
Fiat                     FIAT            Rover               ROV
Ford                     FORD            Saab                SAA
Geo                      GEO             Saturn              STRN
Hillman                  HILL            Subaru              SUBA
Honda                    HOND            Sunbeam             SUNB
Hyundai                  HYUN            Suzuki              SUZI
Infiniti                 INFI            Toyota              TOYT
Invader                  INVA            Triumph             TRIU
Isuzu                    ISU             Unique Mobility     UNIQ
Jeep                     JEEP            Volkswagen          VOLK
Kelmark GT               KELM            Volvo               VOLV




                                - 42 -
                       VEHICLE MAKE CODES

                 TRUCKS ~ Include Buses & Motor Homes

Vehicle Make           Code              Vehicle Make              Code

Air-O-Motor Home       AIRO              Hough Brothers            HOUG
Allis-Chalmers         ALLI              Freightliner              FRHT
Argosy                 ARGS              International Harvester   INTL
Arrow                  ARRO              Iveco                     IVEC
Austin                 AUST              Jeep                      JEEP
Austin-Western         AUWE              John Deere                DEER
Beechwood Motor Home   BEEH              Kenworth                  KW
Blue Bird Body         BLUB              Mack                      MACK
Bolens                 OPED              Massey-Ferguson           MASS
Bombardier             BOMB              Mercedes-Benz             MERZ
Brockway               BROC              Michigan                  MICH
Brown                  BRWN              Midas                     MIDA
Buffalo Springfield    BUSP              Navister                  NAVI
Case J I Co.           CASE              Oliver                    OLIV
Caterpillar            CAT               Peterbuilt                PTRB
Chevrolet              CHEV              Pettebon                  PETM
Clark                  CLAK              Phoenix Motor Home        PHOE
Coachman               COAH              Pontiac                   PONT
Cobra                  COBR              Reo                       REO
Colt                   COLT              Rover                     ROV
Concord Motor Home     CONC              Sabra                     SABR
Craftsman              CRAF              Sears                     SEAR
Crane                  CRAN              Southwind Motor Home      SOWI
Crosley                CROS              Space Motor Home          SPAA
Datsun                 DATS              Streamline Motor Home     STRM
Deere                  DEER              Tioga                     TIOG
Diamond T              DIAT              Toyota                    TOYT
Diamond Reo            DIAR              Trojan                    TROJ
Dodge                  DODG              Volkswagen                VOLK
Elgin                  ELGN              Volvo                     VOLV
Euclid                 EUCL              Wagner                    WAGN
Explorer MH            EXPL              Walter                    WALT
Farmall                INTL              White                     WHIT
FMC Corp.              FMC               Wilderness Motor Home     WILS
Freightliner           FRHT              Willis-Overland           WILL
GMC                    GMC               Winnebago Motor Home      WINN




                                - 43 -
                         VEHICLE MAKE CODES
                     Trailers ~ Includes Travel Trailers

Vehicle Make                Code        Vehicle Make           Code

Ajax Trailer Mfg. Co.       AJAX        Hobbs                  HOBB
Airstream Travel Trl.       AIRS        Holiday Rambler        HOLR
American Trailers Inc.      AME         Leisure Craft          LEIR
American Coach Inc.         AMEO        Lufkin                 LUFK
Bertolini Engineering       BRTO        Mallard Coach Corp.    MALL
Budd Co.                    BUDC        Massey-Ferguson        MASS
Butler Mfg. Co.             BUTL        Miller Trailers        MILL
Clark Mgf. Co.              CLAM        Monon                  MONM
Coachman Industries         COAH        Nomad Trailers         SKYL
Cox Trailers                COXS        Owens                  OWNS
Dorsey Trailers             DORS        Polar Mfg. Co.         POLA
Dunham Mfg.                 DUNH        Prowler Industries     PROW
Evans, John Mfg. Co.        EVAN        Shasta                 SHAS
Fleetwood                   FTWD        Strick Trailer Corp.   STRI
Fontaine                    FONA        Theaurer Inc.          THEU
Fruehauf Corp.              FRUE        Trailmobile            TRIM
General Engines             GECI        Wilderness             FTWD
Great Dane                  GDAN        Winnebago Industries   WINN
Heil                        HEIL




                                   - 44 -
                          VEHICLE MAKE CODES
                                    Motorcycles


     Vehicle Make           Code                 Vehicle Make         Code

     BMW                    BMW                  Kawasaki             KAWK
     Borella                BRLL                 Laverda              LAVE
     Can-AM                 CANA                 Motor Guzzi          MOGU
     Carabela               CAAR                 Rupp                 RUPP
     Ducati                 DUCA                 Suzuki               SUZI
     Harley-Davidson        HD                   Triumph              TRIU
     Honda                  HOND                 Yamaha               YAMA



The preceding is a partial listing of makes. If the “make” is not listed above, show
the vehicle spelled out on the form and MV personnel will code the make in
accordance with a more complete listing.

NOTE: Do not use the model number. On trailers, the manufacturer’s name is
      used for the make.




                                        - 45 -
                     VEHICLE MODEL LINE CODES
                       Automobile Vehicle Model Line Codes

The model line of a vehicle should be shown as a 6-character code. Use the first six
characters of the model line. For example: A Buick Skylark would be shown as
“SKYLAR”. Roman numerals would be shown as Arabic numerals, i.e., MARK V
should be shown as MARK 5; LTD II should be shown as LTD 2.

                           Truck Vehicle Model Line Codes

The two-character code “TK” will be used for trucks, buses, motor homes, vans etc.

                          Trailer Vehicle Model Line Codes

The two-character code “TL” will be used for trailers, semi-trailers, travel trailers, etc.

                       Motorcycle Vehicle Model Line Codes

Motor Bike - MB
Motorcycle – MC
                                  STYLE CODES
      Body Type                     Code       Body Type                  Code

      Convertible                   CV         4 Door Pillared HT         4D
      2 Door Sedan                  2D         Hatchback                  HB
      2 Door Coupe                  2D         2 Door Station Wagon       SW
      2 Door Hatchback              2D         4 Door Station Wagon       SW
      2 Door 2 + 2 H/B Coupe        2D         Hearse                     HR
      2 Door H.T.                   2D         Limousine                  LM
      3 Door                        3D         Mini-Van                   VN
      3 Door Sedan                  3D         Open Body                  OP
      4 Door Sedan                  4D         Utility                    UT
      4 Door Hatchback              4D

Body Type OP includes the GMC Caballero, GMC Sprint, Ford Ranchero, Chevrolet
El Camino, and the Subaru Brat.

Body Type UT includes the Ford Bronco, Ford Explorer, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet
Blazer, Chevrolet Tahoe, Dodge Ram Charger, GMC Jimmy, GMC Yukon,
International Scout, Plymouth Trail Duster, Toyota Land Cruiser, Isuzu Trooper,
Isuzu Rodeo, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep CJ5, 6, and 7, and the GEO Tracker.


                                           - 46 -
                          Trailer Body Type Codes
    Body Type                    Code      Body Type                     Code

    Auto Carrier                 AC        Lowbed or Lowboy              LB
    Boat                         BT        Office Trailer                OT
    Concession                   CO        Refrigerated Van              RF
    Dollie                       DO        Semi                          SE
    Dump Trailer                 DT        Shipping or Chasssis Cont.    SP
    5th Wheel Travel Trailer     5W        Stake or Rack                 ST
    Flatbed or Platform          FB        Tanker                        TN
    Gondola                      GA        Travel / Camper Trailer       CT
    Grain                        GN        Tube Trailer                  TR
    Hopper                       HO        Utility                       UT
    Horse                        HE        Van                           VN
    Livestock                    LS        Camper Trailer                CT
    Logging                      LP

Use the code SE only when the specific body of the trailer is unknown.

                          Motorcycle Body Type Codes

            Body Type     Code             Body Type              Code
            2 Wheel       2W               3 Wheel or Tricycle    3W

                               Truck Body Type Codes

   Body Type                     Code            Body Type               Code

   Ambulance                     AM              Hopper                  HO
   Armored Truck                 AR              Livestock Rack          LS
   Beverage Truck                BR              Lunch Wagon             LW
   Boom                          BO              Motorized Home          MH
   Bus                           BU              Pallet                  PL
   Carryall                      LL              Panel or Van            VN
   Chassis and Cab               CB              Pickup                  PK
   Concrete on Transit Mixer     CM              Refrigerated (Reefer)   RF
   Crane                         CR              Stake or Rack           ST
   Crew Cab                      CC              Tank                    TN
   Dump                          DP              Tow Truck or Wrecker    TT
   Fire Truck                    FT              Tractor~ Diesel         DS
   Flatbed or Platform           FB              Tractor ~ Gasoline      TR
   Flatrack                      FR              Van                     VN
   Garage on Refuse              GG              Van Camper              VC
   Glass Rack                    GR              Vanette                 VT
   Grain                         GN
                                        - 47 -
Affidavit of Repossession
         MVT-5




          - 48 -
Request to Re-Issue a Certificate of Title
                  MVT-8




                  - 49 -
                           Affidavit of Repossession
                                         MVT-5

This form transfers the ownership to the lien holder. This document needs to be
notarized by a Notary or Attorney’s signature with no alterations by the lien
holder after notarized. A photocopy or fax copy of the Affidavit of
Repossession is not acceptable.

No transfer is needed from the prior owner. The transfer can be made according
to the conditions of a security agreement.

When one spouse is named on the title, but the MVT-5 repossesses from the
other, a security agreement showing both spouses’ signatures or a copy of a
divorce decree giving possession to the spouse named on the MVT-5 is needed.

The most common reasons for rejecting the MVT-5:
    Prior owner not named or wrong person named as prior owner
    Notarization is incomplete or missing
    The VIN is incorrect

                        Duplicate Certificate of Title
                                       MVT-8

This form is used to obtain a duplicate certificate of title because the original was
lost, stolen, destroyed, or illegible. The fee for this application is $33.00. If a
“Rush” is needed, the fee is an additional $10.00 fee.

The name(s) on the MVT-8 must match the name(s) of the last owner(s) shown
on the prior Title. The difference between the original title and the duplicate title
is the duplicate title has the current mileage and is branded “Duplicate Title” that
shows a legend: “This is a duplicate certificate and may be subject to the rights of
a person under the original certificate.”

When completing this form make sure to pay particular attention to the accuracy
of the VIN. The liens that exist must be named on the application unless there is
a release of lien (MVT-12). If the dealer is taking possession, the Authorization
for Mailing Block must be completed with the dealer’s signature in Block #21. To
have a new title sent to a dealer, enclose a copy of the MVT-16 (Transfer of
Ownership) to the dealer from the owner.

If the vehicle is jointly owned, both owners must sign the form.

The main reasons for rejections on a duplicate title form are for errors involving
the fees, mileage, or signatures.


                                         - 50 -
                             Request for Withdrawal
                                         MVT-3

This form is used for the withdrawal of an Application for Certificate of Title (CTA),
under one of the following conditions:
      Sale was not finalized or was cancelled.
      Vehicle is being registered out of state.
      Vehicle is returned to the dealer.
      Another reason to be described on MVT-3 form.

The owner of the vehicle that was listed on the MVT-2 (the CTA) would be the listed
owner on the withdrawal form.

The Title Section sends the original documents that were submitted with the
application for title back to who was indicated on the MVT-3 form. The information
can be returned to the owner, dealer, lien holder, or another party with the given
address.

The MVT-3 must be signed by the following: all owners, the dealership (if it was a
dealer sale), the lien institution must sign if the vehicle was financed.

By law, the fees submitted with the CTA are forfeited.

NOTE: If the vehicle is already registered to the applicant, the Application for
Title cannot be withdrawn.




                                         - 51 -
Request For Withdrawal
        MVT-3




         - 52 -
                                   Salvage Vehicle

To: Insurance companies, salvage vehicle dealers and auctions

Legislation effective June 30, 1992, requires insurance companies to obtain salvage
titles for total loss vehicles prior to transferring them. The Secretary of State will
require an application for a salvage title for any total loss vehicle transferred to an
insurance company on or after June 30, 1991, even if the owner retains the salvage.
The insurance company must act on the application within 30 days of its receipt.

In order to obtain a salvage title for a total loss vehicle, an insurance company must
obtain the current title from the owner as well as a transfer of ownership to the
insurance company and a release of lien, if any. The material and a $33.00 title fee
must accompany the salvage title application. Insurance companies may designate
persons or organizations to apply for salvage titles for them. Designees should be
identified in writing to the Title Section. A person already holding a power of
attorney for an insurance company will be considered eligible to complete a salvage
title application on behalf of the company. Older salvage title applications (MVT-
102) produced prior to 1992 are usable, except these forms indicate the salvage title
fee is $6.00. The current fee is $33.00 which must accompany the salvage title
application. If a rush title is required the fee is an additional $10.00.

Salvage pool and auctions in Maine must have a salvage title present at time of
display or sale for every salvage vehicle transferred from a prior owner to an
insurance company on or after June 30, 1992, unless the vehicle is accompanied by
a title from a jurisdiction which does not issue salvage titles. The actual salvage title
must be present at the auction, not a copy.

If an owner retains the salvage as part of the total loss settlement, the insurance
company must apply for and obtain a salvage title and transfer the vehicle back to
the owner on the reverse side of the salvage title. A new application should be
submitted in the owner’s name.

Another provision of the law is that if a vehicle owner transfers a vehicle directly to a
salvage dealer on or after June 30, 1992, the vehicle is considered to be a salvage
vehicle. In this situation, the salvage dealer must immediately apply for a salvage
title in the dealer’s name before selling the vehicle as a re-buildable. The dealer can




                                          - 53 -
                                   Salvage Vehicle
                                        continued

also junk/surrender the title by filling out Part B of the MVT-103, Affidavit of Rebuilt
or Repaired Salvage Vehicle; the vehicle may only be used for parts. Any person
who repairs or rebuilds a salvage vehicle must disclose in writing to the buyer that
the vehicle is a salvage vehicle and what repairs were made. That disclosure must
be on the Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide when sold by a dealer to another dealer and
to a retail buyer.

In order to enforce the new salvage title law, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will reject
a title application if the title submitted with the application shows a transfer to an
insurance company before submitting the retail customer’s title application.

An owner who has a Salvage Certificate, a title with the word ‘SALVAGE” in large
letters across the face of the document, in his possession, must complete an
Affidavit of Rebuilt or Repaired Salvage Vehicle, MVT-103. This must be
completed before the registration and new title will be issued.

The new title that is issued to the owner of the vehicle will have the words
“REBUILT”, “REPAIRED”, OR “REBUILT SALVAGE” printed on the right hand
side of the title.

If the customer has a title with the words “REBUILT”, “REPAIRED” OR “REBUILT
SALVAGE” in his possession, this indicates that the title has already been cleared
through the Title Section and an Affidavit of Rebuilt or Repaired Salvage Vehicle,
MVT-103, is NOT required.

Beginning, June 30, 1992, an insurance company must apply for and receive a
salvage title prior to transferring a total loss payoff vehicle by filling out an MVT-
102. Also, any company or person acquiring a salvage vehicle on or after June
30, 1992 with the intention of repairing it for the road must apply for and receive a
salvage title prior to selling it. Any repairer must reveal to the buyer that the
vehicle is repaired salvage. If the vehicle is sold before repairs have been made,
the owner of the vehicle when the repairs are made, needs to file the MVT-103
form.

In other words, a title application should no longer be accompanied by a title
showing an insurance company in the chain of ownership. The Salvage Title
must be obtained prior to any sale. The salvage certificate will look the same as
a title, except it will have CERTIFICATE OF SALVAGE printed on the side.

If there is any question regarding a vehicle with a Salvage Certificate, please
check with the Title Section.

                                          - 54 -
Certificate of Salvage Title Application
                MVT-102




                 - 55 -
                  Rebuilt or Repaired Salvage Vehicle
                                     MVT-103

This form is used for information on vehicle repairs that have been declared a
total loss by an insurance company or a vehicle owner. When a vehicle has
been repaired, an MVT-103 should always be filed in transactions that include a
Certificate of Salvage title.

The information Blocks at the top of the form must be filled out completely. The
parts used to replace the damaged ones must be listed as new (N) or used (U)
parts. Copies of the bills of sale or invoices are to be sent in with the MVT-103 if
new parts are used. With the use of used parts, list the VIN of “parts” vehicle,
title number, and the titled state.

In a vehicle that 1-4 component parts are replaced, the vehicle will be coded
“Rebuilt” on the title application (MVT-2). If a vehicle has five or more component
parts replaced, the vehicle will be coded “Rebuilt Salvage.”

Part B of the MVT-103 must be completed and mailed along with the title from
any vehicle that has been scrapped, dismantled, compressed, or destroyed.




                                         - 56 -
Affidavit of Rebuilt or Repaired Salvage Vehicle
                    MVT-103
                     Front




                     - 57 -
Affidavit of Rebuilt or Repaired Salvage Vehicle
                    MVT-103
                     Back




                     - 58 -
                         Salvage Definition Information

A salvage vehicle is a vehicle that, by reason of its condition or circumstance, is
declared a total loss by an insurer or owner or is transferred to a recycler or
salvage dealer, or a vehicle for which a certificate of salvage has been issued. A
total loss vehicle is one that is transferred to an insurer due to damage,
destruction or theft, or a vehicle determined by an owner to have a marketable
value other than the value of the basic material and parts used in the
construction of the vehicle.

A person must be licensed as a recycler if they meet the following criteria:
       Anyone who purchases or acquires salvage vehicles for reselling the
         vehicle or component parts or rebuilding or repairing salvage vehicle
         for resale
       Anyone who displays or stores salvage vehicles on premises owned or
         controlled by him
       Insurance salvage pools must be licensed under this section or section
         366 as a vehicle auction

A component part involves the following parts of a vehicle: engine; airbag;
transmission; chassis, front or rear clip, frame or equivalent part; door; hood;
tailgate, roof, deck lid or hatchback; quarter panel or fender, front fork or c
crankcase of a motorcycle; or cargo bed, transfer case or sleeper of a truck.

                                  A rebuilt vehicle happens when any component
                                  part of a vehicle is replaced. A repaired vehicle
                                  occurs when structural or other damage is
                                  remedied without replacing component parts of
                                  a vehicle. A dismantled vehicle has component
                                  part(s) removed from a vehicle already declared
                                  salvage. A reconstructed vehicle means that a
                                  vehicle has been reconstructed in a way to
                                  change the original steering, braking system,
                                  and suspension system or body design.
Repairs to vehicles that replace parts with similar parts shall not be deemed
reconstruction. Reconstructed vehicles include, but are not limited to, dune
buggies, street rods, passenger cars converted to pickup trucks and
manufacturer’s vehicle bodies mounted on other manufactured chassis.

Surrendering certificates of title occurs when any recycler or scrap processor
who destroys, dismantles, scraps, or processes a vehicle shall mail or deliver the
certificate of title or certificate of salvage to the Secretary of State for
cancellation. A certificate of title or registration to the vehicle shall not be issued
again. The form MVT-103 must be used when surrendering titles.

NOTE: Effective September 17, 2005, law now requires that ALL hazardous
waste be removed from junked automobiles.

                                          - 59 -
                       Salvage Definition Information

The following legends apply to certificates of title issued subsequent to issuance
of certificates of salvage for vehicles:
    o The legend “salvage” must appear on a certificate of title if :
             A vehicle has no marketable value other than the value of the basic
                material or parts used in the construction of the vehicle.
             A vehicle is sold with the stipulation that is only to be used for the
                benefit of its parts.
             A certificate of title previously issued by the Secretary of State or by
                any other jurisdiction bearing the legend “salvage” accompanies an
                application to the State of subsequent certificate of title.
    o The legend “rebuilt salvage” must appear on a certificate of title for a
        rebuilt salvage vehicle if :
             Two or more vehicles with different frames are joined.
             A salvage vehicle has 5 or more component parts replaced.
             A certificate of title with the legend “rebuilt salvage” issued by the
                Secretary of State or by another jurisdiction accompanies an
                application to the State for a subsequent certificate of title.
             A total loss has been repaired by the use of a front or rear clip.
    o The legend “rebuilt” must appear on the certificate of title for a rebuilt
        vehicle if :
              A salvage vehicle has at least one, but less than 5, component
                parts replaced.
              A certificate of title with the legend “rebuilt” issued by the Secretary
                of State or by any other jurisdiction accompanies an application to
                the State for a subsequent certificate of title.
    o The legend “repaired” must appear on a certificate of title for a repaired
        vehicle if :
              The vehicle is repaired without replacing component parts of a
                 vehicle (no structural damage).
              The airbag(s) are replaced.

If a salvage vehicle, for which a state certificate of salvage has been issued with
any other legends described in this section, is subsequently titled in another state
and later retitled in this state, any subsequent state title certificate shall also
contain the legends appearing on the original state certificate.

A dealer is allowed to sell a salvage (unrepaired) vehicle to a customer. The
customer must choose to fix the salvage vehicle or use it for parts. With this type
of transaction, the dealer would not be required to complete a title application for
the customer.




                                          - 60 -
                          SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

MINORS ~ When a title application is received and the person applying for a Maine
title is under the age of 18, we require that a parent or legal guardian sign the bottom
of the title application. Please be aware that they do not need to be placed in block
one showing ownership, we just need their signature informing us they are aware of
this transaction. If the last name of the minor and the parent or legal guardian is
different, the Title Section will reject for further information unless the person
countersigning has identified himself. A photocopy of the legal guardianship papers
should be attached. If the minor claims emancipation, a copy of the court order is
required.

DIVORCE ACTION ~ When a titled vehicle has changed ownership as a result of
a divorce action, the recipient of the vehicle must show the divorce decree which
must be signed by the Judge. The Title Section will require photo copies of the
first page, the page(s) which mentions the vehicle information and to whom the
vehicle is awarded, and the page signed by the judge.

Property settlement papers or a mediator’s report are not acceptable
without a divorce decree that has a Judge’s signature.

NAME CHANGE ~ If a name is being changed, whether by marriage, divorce or
personal preference, copy of the legal document showing the name change is
required. However, if a title reads Tracy Allen and Tracy gets married and signs
the back of the title Tracy Allen Jones, it is not necessary to require a copy of the
marriage certificate.

REPOSSESSION ~ Prior to January 1, 1991 and on and after October 1, 1996,
titles with liens were mailed to the lien holders. During the time period from
January 1, 1991 to September 30, 1996, titles were mailed to the owner and a
certificate of lien was mailed to the lienholder.

A lienholder may repossess a titled vehicle only when named on the Certificate of
Title. An Affidavit of Repossession, MVT-5, which transfers ownership of the vehicle
to the lienholder must be completed by the lienholder or the Affidavit of
Repossession section on the back of the certificate of title must be completed. The
reverse side of the title will show to whom the vehicle has been sold. The title and
the Affidavit of Repossession should be delivered to the purchaser for proper
disposition.




                                         - 61 -
                         SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
                                     continued


The reverse of the Certificate of Lien (for titles issued between January 1, 1991
and October 1, 1996) can be used to repossess a vehicle if the owner will not
surrender the title to the lienholder. The lender can transfer the vehicle without
the title by completing the backside of the lien certificate.

A dealer can then sell the vehicle without the title if the dealer has a completed
Certificate of Lien and proper transfers. The above holds true if the vehicle is
going to be subsequently titled in Maine. If the vehicle goes out of state, a lender
or dealer will have to obtain title in their name, because none of the other states
will accept the lien certification in lieu of a title.

BANKRUPTCY ~ When a titled vehicle has been sold as a result of bankruptcy
proceedings, the trustee appointed by the Bankruptcy Court must complete an
assignment to whom the vehicle is sold. Copies of the court order bankruptcy
showing who has authorization to transfer the vehicle must be submitted with the
title application.

INCAPACITATED OWNER ~ If an owner is physically incapacitated and is
unable to sign his/her transfer of ownership, a statement from the attending
physician attesting to his/her patient’s inability to sign documents at the time of
transfer or an owner’s “X” with (2) witnessed signatures must be furnished by the
new owner, along with the title document and copies of the court appointed
guardianship papers.

DSER – DEPARTMENT OF SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT REGULATIONS ~
Human Services can place a lien on a person’s motor vehicle when they are
delinquent in child support. A Notice of Debt is served on the responsible parent
that consists of many documents. The most important of these documents is the
statement of demand for payment of support debt within 20 days of receipt of the
Notice of Debt. After 20 days, DSER begins their process in perfecting liens.
The owner is notified of the debt he/she owes and that steps will be taken in
placing liens. But, since the owner receives nothing confirming the lien, they may
assume no liens were perfected. The owners do not have to sign a title
application before a new title is issued showing the Human Services lien. It may
be necessary to call the Title Section to verify this information.




                                         - 62 -
                             AFFIDAVIT OF SURVIVING SPOUSE
                                                  MVT-22

This form is
used when an
owner of a
motor vehicle
has died. The
surviving
spouse fills out
this form, if the
original title
was not issued
“JOINT”,
whether
transferring the
vehicle or
keeping it. If a
Personal
Representative
is involved,
they will
complete this
form and
transfer to the
appropriate
person and
provide a copy
of their court
appointment
from Probate
Court. If there
is no surviving spouse or Personal Representative, we will need a letter from
Probate Court in the county in which the deceased was living prior to death that no
will is being probated for the deceased and each of the next of kin must complete an
MVT-22. There is no fee for a surviving spouse. However, if the surviving spouse is
adding additional names, a fee is required.

For joint ownership, only a copy of the death certificate is needed for titling purposes
(no MVT-22 is filled out for joint ownership).

The MVT-22 requires a Notary or Attorney’s signature.




                                         - 63 -
    VEHICLES COMING INTO MAINE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY

The following is needed before a Maine Title can be issued:

NEW VEHICLES

1. A title application, MVT-2, in the owner(s) name.

2. The Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO), or, in the case of a new
   vehicle from Canada, a Canadian registration in the selling dealer’s name,
   signed over to the applicant on the back. (Reason being, that Canada, as a
   rule, does not issue MCO’s for new vehicles).
   ***NOTE: A “New Vehicle Information Statement” (NVIS) from Canada is not
   acceptable as an origin document.

3. An “Inspection of the Vehicle Identification Number: (MVT-10) is mandatory at
   the time of registration. Be sure to copy the VIN from the 2 places, driver’s
   dash board AND the Federal sticker affixed to the driver’s side door jamb, as
   specified on the MVT-10 form.

4. A bill of sale.

5. Import documents:
    Department of Transportation’s “HS-Form 7 Declaration”
   A. U.S. Customs Entry Form #7501 or CF-3299 or CF-368
   B. Military documentation- DD 1252 & DD 788 or ONLY HS-Form 7
   C. Bond release if question 3 answered on Declaration
   D. Work order for odometer change if one is done

6. Required title fee.

USED VEHICLES

   1. A title application, MVT-2, in the owner(s) name.

   2. The most current title from the foreign country. If the vehicle is from a
      non-titling jurisdiction, then we need the most current registration
      document; Canada does not issue titles.

        *** NOTE: Do Not send a photocopy of the Canadian registration
       document, or any other foreign registration document. You MUST send in
       the original document.




                                        - 64 -
    VEHICLES COMING INTO MAINE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY
                                      continued


    3. An “Inspection of the Vehicle Identification Number” (MVT-10) is
       mandatory at time of registration. Be sure to copy the VIN from 2 places,
       driver’s dash board AND the Federal sticker affixed to the driver’s side
       door jamb, as specified on the MVT-10 form.

    4. A bill of sale.

    5. Import documents:
       A. Department of Transportation’s “HS-Form 7 Declaration”
       B. U.S. Customs Entry Form #7501, or CF-3299 or CF-368
       C. Bond release
       D. Work order for odometer change if one is done.

    6. Required title fee.

***If you have any questions, feel free to call the Import Specialist in the Title
Section at 624-9000 ext. 52140.



    SPECIAL ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING

   When an individual is attempting to register in Maine a vehicle coming from
    another country, the vehicle must be present at the time of registration or no
    registration shall be issued unless the registrant has the MVT-10 form
    already completed by the proper individuals listed on the form.

   If the vehicle is purchased through a Maine licensed dealer, and titling
    requirements have been met then the MVT-10 form is NOT required at time of
    registration.

   An MVT-10 form is NOT required to be completed when registering a semi-
    trailer, however, ALL other trailers (camper trailer, horse trailer and personal
    use type trailers) DO require the MVT-10 form to be completed.




                                          - 65 -
Inspection of Vehicle Identification
              MVT-10




               - 66 -
    Part II
Dealer Information




       - 67 -
                                  Notice of Sale
                                       MVD-15

A notice of sale must be completed after every wholesale or retail sale of a new or
used vehicle that the dealer is licensed to sell. There are three copies of the notice
of sale. The dealer must keep the pink copy in their records for at least five (5)
years. The yellow copy is given to the purchaser. The white copy must be sent into
the Bureau of Motor Vehicles immediately.
Before submitting the MVD-15’s for your dealership, please review them to ensure
that all of the information is completed. Please do not cross out, white out, write
over, strike over, erase, etc. on the MVD-15’s as this is your customer’s temporary
registration. If your customer needed to provide this to law enforcement, they may
consider it an altered document. If a mistake is made in the completion of the Notice
of Sale, please redo the form.
The number of dealer plates issued each year is based on the “Notice of Sale” filed
with BMV. The Arbitration fees are also based on the retail MVD-15’s filed.

                  Instructions on Completion of MVD-15
 Temporary Plate No: This is for you to show the temporary plate number being
  issued to the vehicle your customer just purchased.
 Expires: This is to show the expiration date of the temporary plate. Law allows
  only 14 days on a temporary plate. When calculating the 14 days, you must
  count the date of sale as day 1. If you have a non-resident customer that is still
  waiting for his/her registration from their home state after the 14 days, you can
  request an extension by contacting this office. There are very rare instances
  when an extension can be granted to a Maine resident.
 Make: The make of the vehicle, trailer, equipment, motorcycle, etc.
 Year & Model: The year of the vehicle, trailer, equipment, motorcycle, etc. and the
  model.
 Style: The style of the vehicle, trailer, equipment, motorcycle, etc.
 VIN-Serial No: The VIN number must be shown here.
 Color: The color of the vehicle
 Mileage at Time of Sale: The mileage at the time your customer purchased the
  vehicle. (Exemption from reporting mileage on 10 years old or older vehicles
  DOES NOT apply when completing the MVD-15 form).
 Name of Purchaser: The name of the Purchaser(s) in full.
 Date of Sale: Date of Sale
 Delivery Date: The date that the delivery of the vehicle took place (for example
  repairs being made first). If the delivery date (or pick up date), when the
  customer actually takes possession of the vehicle, is different from the date of
  sale, you indicate it on this line. You then calculate the 14 days for the temporary
  from that date.
 Address: The address of the purchaser.


                                        - 68 -
                  Instructions on Completion of MVD-15
                                      continued

 Name of person or dealer from whom you obtained the vehicle: This is
  confusing for many. This must show where your dealership obtained the vehicle
  from.
 Mileage when purchased: This must show the mileage when your dealership
  obtained the vehicle.
 Address: This is for the address of the person or dealer from whom you
  obtained the vehicle.
 Reason why no mileage change: If the mileage is the same as when you
  obtained the vehicle, please give the reason (i.e. towed, not driven, etc.)
 Seller (Trade Name of Dealer): This must show your legal dealer name as
  shown on your license and/or registrations.
 Dealer Plate Number: This must show your dealer license type and number.
  This also is on your dealer license. For those of you that hold more than one type
  of license, please be sure to use the appropriate type and number for the type of
  sale (for example U = used car, M = Motorcycle, B= light trailer, H = heavy trailer,
  D = new car).

Mandatory Rule: Dealers must keep a written record of temporary plates!


                                  Notice of Sale
                                      MVD-15




                                        - 69 -
                        Temporary Registration Plates
A temporary plate can be issued by Maine licensed dealers except a transporter or
loaner licensee. Dealers can issue a temporary plate upon the sale or exchange of
a motor vehicle or trailer. A temporary dealer plate can not be issued for a vehicle
that is being sold as an unsafe vehicle without a valid inspection sticker. Dealers
can issue temporary plates that are valid for 14 days and only the Dealer Section
may authorize an extension. An extension may be needed for a customer that is
registering out of the state of Maine. They can not be used on a loaded truck, rental
vehicle, or taxi. Dealers can not use the temporary plates of another
dealership. The expiration date on the plate can not be less than one (1) inch in
height and written with indelible or waterproof ink. The dealer license type (used,
new, trailer) and their plate number must be written on the bottom right hand of the
temporary plates.
A person operating a vehicle with an expired temporary registration plate will be
committing a traffic infraction with a fine not more than $50.00
Dealers need to notify the Dealer Section upon issuing each temporary plate by the
use of the Notice of Sale explained above. A record must be kept at the business of
all plates, even if they are destroyed or voided.

NOTE: Dealers MUST keep a written record of temporary plates! The temporary
plate log must indicate the customer’s name and the temporary plate number.
This helps in a situation that a police department needs information regarding a
certain plate issued (or a notice of sale) that the Dealer Section has not received in
the mail from the dealership. All VOIDS must be logged with the reason for void.

Each temporary plate costs $1.00 and can be obtained from any BMV Branch Office
or the BMV stockroom. You may also call the Dealer Section at 624-9000 ext.
52143 to obtain temporary plates by the use of a credit card.


                              Loss of Dealer Plates

If a dealer plate becomes lost, mutilated, or destroyed, they must complete a form.
A replacement dealer plate cost is $5.00 per plate and $.50 per validation sticker.
The form should be sent to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Dealer Section with the
proper fee. Dealers should also report the loss of their plate to the police. A dealer
should never make a duplicate or facsimile of a dealer plate; it is illegal. The Dealer
Section will give you a temporary dealer plate if necessary.

NOTE: Dealers must account for each dealer plate issued unless you have notified
the Dealer Section.




                                         - 70 -
Request for Loss of Dealer Plates




              - 71 -
Request for Loss of Dealer Stickers




               - 72 -
                              Use of Dealer Plates
Dealer plates are for uses directly connected with the business of buying, selling,
testing, adjusting, demonstrating, or exchanging vehicles the dealer is licensed to
sell. The combined weight can not exceed 10,000 lbs. unless the vehicle itself
weighs more than 10,000 lbs. The plates can not be used on loaded trucks or to
haul a loaded trailer. Dealer plates can be used by full-time salespeople and
managers that are on the dealer’s payroll. Customers can use a dealer plate for
demonstration as long as it is not more than 7 days.

NOTE: Dealers must maintain a current record of all full-time employees, including
but not limited to salespersons, the general manager, the sales manager and the
service manager. The record must contain the employees’ full name, date of birth,
social security number and the position held by each. In enforcing this, the Bureau
of Motor Vehicles will look for a permanent written record in the form of a book or
binder. This record must be available for inspection at all times during normal
business hours.

                        Kinds of Dealer Plates and Usage
Family:
              1 family plate per married family Common law marriage does not
               apply.
              Children, under the age of 18, of the family must reside in the
               home.

Service:
              Used car and New car dealers can have up to 3 service plates per
               Location.
              The use of this plate can not exceed 24,000 lbs.
              The use of this plate is to complete service calls and to receive
                and deliver parts for own dealership.
              Service vehicle must have the name of the dealership on the
               vehicles sides in letters at least three inches in height.

Equipment Service:
          Three service plates allowed per location.
          Truck use only.
          The use of this plate can go over 24,000 lbs.
          Service vehicle must have the name of the dealership on the vehicles
            sides in letters at least three inches in height.




                                        - 73 -
Wrecker:
            The light wrecker plate can not exceed 26,000 lbs.
            The heavy wrecker plate can not exceed 80,000 lbs.
            The wrecker plate must be used in direct connection to the dealership
              (no accidents or breakdowns unless it is a warranty vehicle you sold)
              NO COMMERCIAL TOWING.

Mobile Home:
            Heavy trailer plates are issued with W/R1348 on file OR;
            Dealership can obtain a trailer transit license with plates.
            Evidence of insurance is required.

Light Trailer:
               No bond required.
               Unladen gross weight of trailer cannot exceed 3,000 lbs.

Heavy Trailer:
             This plate covers both light and heavy trailers.
             Need bond.

Motorcycle:
                Motorcycle dealer plates are used if a dealership engages in the
                 manufacturing, buying, and/or selling of new or used motorcycles or
                 motor driven cycles which includes motor scooters.

Loaner:
               The limit on the use of the loaned vehicle is seven (7) consecutive
                 days. The Secretary of State may extend the period to no more
                 than 30 days.
               By law, a loaner plate log must be maintained listing name, address,
                 make, model, VIN, plate number, the customer’s vehicle make,
                 model, VIN, and effective date of the loaner assignment.
               The registration from the vehicle being fixed must be carried in the
                 loaner vehicle.
               Can not be used by the dealer or employees

Transporter:
                Used in order to transport a vehicle owned by or in the custody of
                 said dealership.
                Transporter plate used only if the vehicle is accompanied by the
                 owner or owner’s employee.
                Transporter plate may not be: used in lieu of registration plates,
                 loaned to another, used for personal reasons, or used on a towing
                 vehicle.
                A vehicle with a transporter plate may be moved without an
                 inspection sticker to an inspection facility to be inspected. The
                 vehicle must not be unsafe at the time of move.
                                        - 74 -
                   Reduction of Dealer Business Plates

If a dealership has not sold 12 vehicles in a twelve (12) month period, there is a
reduction of their dealer plates to two (2) plates including any family and service
plates. Dealers holding an auction license, a dealer who primarily sells emergency
vehicles, industrial or farm equipment or vehicles more than 15 years old are exempt
from this law.
Heavy truck dealers are exempt from the minimum sales requirements.

Note: Effective 02/01/09, a moratorium was placed from 02/01/09 to 08/31/10
on the reduction of plates and/or denial of a renewal of a dealer’s license
solely because the dealer failed to meet minimum sales requires.


                    Increase of Dealer Business Plates

A dealership may obtain additional dealer business plates. The Dealer Section
counts the total sales for a time period to calculate the number of business plates
that a dealership may have. This is one reason that it is very important to mail your
Notice of Sales (MVD-15’s) to the Dealer Section.




                                        - 75 -
                              Sales Promotions
Attended and unattended sales promotion is when a dealer may apply for a license
to display vehicles at a location other than the dealer’s established place of
business. A dealer must send in the necessary paperwork 48 hours prior to the
promotion date. New car dealerships cannot show a car outside their franchise
area.

      Attended sales promotion:

       Motor Vehicles needs the proposed dates and locations of display.
       The 61-90 day attended sales promotion fee is $150.00.
       The 8-60 day attended sales promotion fee is $100.00.
       The 1-7 day attended sales promotion fee is $50.00.
       This sales promotion may be renewed.
       Trailer and equipment dealers are exempt provided there are no motor
        vehicles being displayed and the display is no longer than 90 days.
       A dealer who operates an attended sales promotion at an agricultural fair
        or other agricultural events are exempt from this requirement.
       A dealer who operates an attended sales promotion at a charitable event
        where a vehicle is displayed or offered as a prize for fund-raising purposes
        must submit an application however, there is no fee charged.

      Unattended sales promotion:

       Motor Vehicles needs a written contract with the sponsor and dealership in
        addition to the fees listed below.
       The fees are:     $50.00 for a seven (7) day or less promotion.
                          $100.00 for an eight to sixty (8-60) day promotion.
                          $150.00 for a promotion more than sixty (60) days.
       Trailer and equipment dealers are exempt provided there are no motor
        vehicles being displayed and the display is no longer than 90 days.
       A dealer who operates an unattended sales promotion at a charitable
        event where a vehicle is displayed or offered as a prize for fund-raising
        purposes must submit an application, however, there is no fee charged.




                                      - 76 -
Application for Dealer Sales Promotion




                - 77 -
                          Rules for Sales Promotion

                                    Maine Law

Title 29-A M.S.R.A. Section 957-3. Attended Sales Promotion. The Secretary of
State may issue to a dealer for up to 90 days to operate an attended sales
promotion at one or more locations inside this State. A request for an attended
sales promotion must be submitted to the Secretary of State at least 48 hours before
the proposed promotion date and must contain the proposed promotion dates. The
promotion must comply with applicable building codes and zoning and land use
ordinances. A new vehicle dealer who requests a permit under this subsection that
dealer’s area of responsibility as defined by the dealer’s franchise agreement. A
dealer who operates an attended sales promotion at an agricultural fair or other
agricultural event is exempt from this subsection. An equipment dealer or trailer
dealer is exempt from this subsection if the sales promotion does not include motor
vehicles and does not exceed 90 continuous days.

          A. Fifty dollars if the promotion runs for 7 or fewer days;
          B. One hundred dollars if the promotion runs for more than 7 but no more
             than 60 days; and
          C. One hundred fifty dollars if the promotion runs for more than 60 days
             but no more than 90 days.

Title 29-A M.S.R.A. Section 957-4. Unattended sales promotion. The Secretary
of State may issue to a dealer a permit to operate an unattended sales promotion. A
request for an unattended sales promotion must be submitted to the Secretary of
State at least 48 hours before the proposed promotion and contain the proposed
promotion dates, if applicable, a copy of a contract between the dealer and the
promotion sponsor. The promotion and any use of a location must comply with
applicable building codes and zoning and land use ordinances. A new vehicle
dealer who requests a permit under the subsection for a promotion involving new
vehicles may not locate the promotion outside that dealer’s area of responsibility as
defined by the dealer’s franchise agreement. An equipment dealer or trailer dealer
is exempt from this subsection if the sales promotion does not include motor
vehicles and does not exceed 90 continuous days. The fee for an unattended sales
promotion is:

            A. Fifty dollars if the promotion runs 7 days or less;
            B. One hundred dollars if the promotion runs between 8 and 60 days;
               or
            C. One hundred fifty dollars if the promotion runs more than 60 days.

Note: For charitable events you must provide documents from that
organization or sponsor verifying the information. You must provide the name
of the sponsor; location; and date (s) the event is being held.


                                       - 78 -
                            Permit to Demonstrate

This permit is given for only seven (7) days. The permit is issued to show that a
vehicle can carry a load of goods. This permit is not to be used with a “leased or
rented” vehicle. The permit to demonstrate application must have the complete
VIN number of the vehicle being demonstrated as well as the dates.

The Dealer Section looks at previous permits to see if the same vehicle for the same
customer is requesting another permit. The law allows a permit to demonstrate for
only a period of no more than 7 days, you can not apply for a second one that would
cause the permit to be for use for more than 7 days. A permit may not be issued to
a vehicle or combination of vehicles that are rented or leased.

The permit is only valid when a Bureau of Motor Vehicle official signs the request
form. If BMV is closed due to a holiday, the permit must be completed for the day
following the holiday.

The processing fee for a permit to demonstrate is $1.00.




                                        - 79 -
Application for a Permit to Demonstrate




                 - 80 -
Permit to Demonstrate
      MVD-01A




        - 81 -
                                 10K Laden Permit
                                        MVD-02

A new or used car dealer that possesses a heavy trailer license may purchase a 10K
Laden Permit to operate a laden vehicle over 10,000 pounds. An equipment dealer
that possesses either a new or used car dealer license along with the heavy trailer
license would qualify for this permit. The load must consist of only one automobile,
truck or truck-tractor or it may consist of multiple trailers or equipment that the dealer
is licensed to sell. Each permit costs $200.00 which expires one year from date of
issuance and may be renewed annually.




                                          - 82 -
                             Annex Location

An annex location occurs when a dealership displays vehicles at a location
other than the primary place of business. The licensing requirements for the
annex location are the same exact requirements for the primary location.
Everything!! Records can be kept at the primary location. There are additional
fees applied to the licensing of an annex.


                            Secondary Location
A secondary location occurs when a dealership displays vehicles within one
mile of the primary. The dealership does not need the “extras” that an annex
would need. The secondary only needs to have room enough to display at least
two (2) vehicles and a sign. There are additional fees applied to the licensing of
a secondary location.


                              Records Keeping
With any and all dealer sales to the public, the dealership MUST complete the
Certificate of Title Application (MVT-2), Notice of Sale (MVD-15) and sales tax
form for the customer. It is not the responsibility of the customer.

Dealership records must be kept for a five (5) year period.

Share no paperwork with other dealerships (i.e. temporary plates, Transfer of
Ownership forms (MVT-16), and Certificate of Title Application (MVT-2). The
Bureau of Motor Vehicles keeps record of who is issued these serialized forms.

Remember to keep a temporary plate log.

Also, remember to keep a list of all full time employees as stated on page 63 in
the NOTE area.

Remember: Your dealership must possess the properly assigned title at
your dealership before displaying or selling a vehicle.




                                        - 83 -
                            Dealer License Renewals
The renewal checklist is a must for all the forms. All of the renewal forms must be
filled out completely to avoid any delays in your dealership’s renewal. All questions
on the renewal form must be answered.

Dealers must collect a $1.00 fee for every motor vehicle sold to a retail customer,
including both new and used vehicles, except light and heavy trailers, equipment,
mobile homes, and commercial vehicles with a GVW of 8,500 pounds or more. The
fees support consumer arbitration and mediation of disputes. Dealers must list the
fee on the sales agreement. The fees for used vehicles must be paid for the twelve
(12) month period that your dealer license is issued for. A dealer may include the
arbitration fees
with the renewal fees in one check made payable to the Secretary of the State.

No Filing Fees. There is no filing fees required on the following:

          A name change ONLY.
          Address changes due to 911.
          Addition of an annex or secondary location(s).
          Addition of another license type (for example light trailer, motorcycle etc.).


Filing Fees. There is a filing fee required on the following:

        Any change in physical location.
        Change in business type (for example individual to a partnership or
         corporation).
        Any corporate change when the corporation still exists (corporate
         owner(s)).
        Addition or deletion of partners.
        Someone buying out an established place of business.




                                          - 84 -
                           Dealer License Renewals
                                       continued

Surety Bonds

 A dealer other than an equipment and light trailer dealer shall file with the Secretary
of State and maintain a surety bond in the following amount, based on the prior
year’s sales:
       $5,000 for 0-50 sales
       $10,000 for 51-100 sales
       $15,000 for 101 -150 sales
       $20,000 for 151-200 sales
       $25,000 for 201 sales and over

The surety bond dates must run at the same time as the license. The other option is
to have an open bond in which the insurance company contacts Motor Vehicle with a
list of renewals.

Insurance

 Dealer, loaner, transporter, motorcycle, or trailer dealer license and registration
plates are not issued until the applicant has filed with the Secretary of State a
certificate of insurance showing the applicant is covered by automobile bodily injury
and property damage liability insurance. Exempt from the above are equipment
dealers or dealers who are licensed to sell trailers with a G.V.W. of 3,000 pounds or
less and that do not request dealer registration plates in conjunction with the license.
The insurance must insure against any legal liability for personal injury or death of
any one person in the sum of $100,000 and for any number of persons in the sum of
$300,000 and against property damage in the sum of $100,000 when injury, death or
damage may result from or have been caused by the operation of any vehicle
bearing dealer plates. In lieu of the insurance, the applicant may file in the amount
of at least $100,000 on account of injury to or death of any one person and subject
to such limits as respects injury to or death of one person; of at least $300,000 on
account of any one accident resulting in injury to or death of more than one person;
and of at least $100,000 for damage to property of others.

If a dealership has a used or new car dealer license and wants to add a motorcycle
or wrecker license, the Dealer Section needs a call from the insurance company
stating that the motorcycle or wrecker plates can be added.

The Secretary of State has the authority to suspend a motor vehicle dealer
license upon the dealer’s failure to maintain insurance and bond
requirements.




                                         - 85 -
- 86 -
Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide




           - 87 -
Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide
         Reverse




           - 88 -
Unsafe Motor Vehicle




        - 89 -
29                   Department of State
250A                 Motor Vehicle
Chapter 104          Rules for the Used Car Information Act

SUMMARY: This Chapter outlines the duties and responsibilities of the Used
Car Dealer pursuant to the Used Car Information Act, 10 M.R.S.A. § 1475.

              MAINE USED CAR INFORMATION ACT STICKER RULE

SECTION 1. GENERAL DUTIES OF A USED CAR DEALER

          A. DEFINITIONS

         1. “Consumer” means any person who is not a used vehicle dealer, and a
person defined as a “purchaser” at 10 M.R.S.A. § 1471, sub-§6.

          2. “Dealer” means any person or legal entity which meets the Used Car
Information Act definition of “dealer” at 10 M.R.S.A. § 1471, sub-§2.

         3. “Implied warranty” means an implied warranty arising under the Maine
Uniform Commercial Code, 11 M.R.S.A. §2-314 (as modified by the Magnuson-
Moss Act) in connection with the sale by a dealer of a used vehicle.

            4. “Mechanical defect” means any defect, failure, or malfunction of the
mechanical system if a motor vehicle, including but not limited to the motor and
transmission, electrical, hydraulic or suspension system, and any defect, damage,
failure, or malfunction that significantly affects the safety or normal use of a motor
vehicle.

          5. “Motor vehicle” means any vehicle which meets the Used Car
Information Act definition of “motor vehicle” at 10 M.R.S.A. § 1471, sub-§4.

          6. “Service contract” means a contract in writing for any period of time or
any specific mileage to refund, repair, replace, or maintain a used vehicle and
provide at an extra charge beyond the price of the used vehicle.

          7. “Substantial damage” means damage to the motor vehicle so
substantial that if known to the consumer, it would affect the consumer’s decision to
purchase the car or the price the consumer would be willing to pay.

            8. “Used vehicle” means any vehicle driven more than the limited use
necessary in moving or road testing a new vehicle prior to delivery to a consumer,
including “demonstrators” (or company cars), but does not include any vehicle sold
only for scrap or parts (title documents surrendered to the state or a salvage
certificate issued). Also included in this term is any vehicle which meets the
definition of a “reconstructable motor vehicle” at 10 M.R.S.A. § 1471, sub-§6-A.

                                         - 90 -
           9. “Warranty” means any undertaking in writing, in connection with the
sale by a dealer of a used vehicle, to refund, repair, replace, maintain or take other
action with respect to such used vehicle and provided at no extra charge beyond the
price of the used vehicle. Also included in this Used Car Information Act definition,
is any representation by a dealer which meets the definition of “warranty” at 10
M.R.S.A. § 1471, sub-§8.

         10. “You” means any dealer, or any gent or employee of a dealer, except
where the term appears on the window form required by this rule.

           B. USED CAR INFORMATION ACT VIOLATIONS

           1. Mispresentations. It is a violation of the Maine Used Car Information
              Act, 10 M.R.S.A. § 1475:

          (a). To misrepresent in writing the mechanical condition of a used vehicle
               (verbal misrepresentation may be a violation of common law or
               statutory law such as the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act or the
               Maine Uniform Commercial Code);

           (b). To misrepresent in writing the terms of any warranty offered in
                connection with the sale of a used vehicle; and

           (c). To represent in writing that a used vehicle is sold with a warranty
                when a vehicle is sold without any warranty.

           2. Failure to Disclose. It is a violation of the Maine Used Car
              Information Act, 10 M.R.S.A. § 1475:

           (a) To fail to disclose in writing, prior to sale, that a used vehicle is sold
               without any warranty; and

           (b) To fail to make available, prior to sale, the terms of any written
               warranty offered in connection with the sale of a used vehicle.

           C. CONSUMER SALES – BUYER’S GUIDE WINDOW FORM

           It is a violation of the Maine Used Car Information Act, 10 M.R.S.A.
§ 1475, for any dealer to fail to comply with the following requirements:

             1. General Duty. Before you offer a used vehicle for transfer or sale to
a consumer or another dealer, you must prepare, fill in as applicable and display on
that vehicle a “Buyer’s Guide” as required by this Rule.




                                          - 91 -
(a) Use a side window to display the form so both sides of the form can
    be read, with the title “Buyer’s Guide” facing to the outside. You
    may remove a form temporarily from the window during any test
    drive, but you must return it as soon as the test drive is over.

(b) The capitalization, punctuation, and wording of all items, headings,
    and text on the form, must be exactly as required by this Rule. The
    entire form must be printed in 100% black ink on a white stock no
    small than 12 ½ inches high by 8 ½ inches wide in the type styles,
    sizes, and format indicated in the sample form in Appendix D, with
    no additions or deletions.

2. Directions for Filling Out Buyer’s Guide. When filling out this
   Buyer’s Guide form. Follow the directions (a) through (m):

(a) Make, Model, Model Year, VIN. Put the vehicle’s name (for
    example, “Chevrolet”), model (for example, Vega), model year and
    vehicle identification number (VIN) in the spaces provided. You
    may write the dealer stock number in the space provided or you
    may leave this space blank.

(b) Prior Use. Put the principal use to which the vehicle was put by the
    former owner, such as personal transportation, police car, daily
    rental car, taxi, or other descriptive term.

(c) Mechanical Defects. Put a statement identifying any and all
    mechanical defects known to you at the time of sale. You must
    make this disclosure even if you have fully repaired the defect.

(d) How Acquired. Put the type of sale by which you acquired the
    vehicle, such as trade-in, sheriff’s sale, repossession, auction, or
    other description term.

(e) Substantial Damage. Put a statement identifying any and all
    substantial damage that the vehicle has sustained that is known to
    you, including damage to the body or engine from collision, fire,
    water, or other causes. You must make this disclosure even if you
    have fully repaired the damage.

(f) Warranty of Inspectability. Except for reconstructable motor
    vehicles, clearly labeled as an “Unsafe Motor Vehicle”, you cannot
    sell or transfer a vehicle unless it meets the State inspection
    standards and displays a valid inspection sticker issued during the
    last 60 days prior to the date of sale or transfer. This box must be
    checked unless the vehicle is a reconstructable motor vehicle.



                            - 92 -
     (g) No Express Warranty Except That Vehicle Can Pass State
         Inspection. If you offer the vehicle without any dealer express
         warranty, except the warranty that it can pass inspection, check this
         box. If you offer the vehicle with a dealer express warranty or with
         implied warranties, or with both, then check the appropriate boxes
         below this section of the Buyer’s Guide.

     (h) Dealer Express Warranty. If you offer the vehicle with an express
         warranty, briefly describe the warranty terms in this space provided.
         This description must include the following warranty information:

           i. Whether the warranty offered is “Full” or “Limited”, mark the box
              next to the appropriate designation.

          ii. Which of the specific systems are covered (for example,
              “engine, transmission, and differential”). You cannot use
              shorthand, such as “drive train” or “power train” for covered
              systems.

          iii. The duration (for example, “30 days or 1,000 miles, whichever
               occurs first”).

          iv. The percentage of the repair cost paid by you (for example,
              “The dealer will pay 100% of the labor and 100% of the parts”).

          v. If you charge the consumer a deductible for each repair, add
             the amount in the space provided here or list separate
             deductibles on the “Duration” line.

          vi. If the vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s original warranty,
              you may add the following paragraphs below the “Full/Limited
              Warranty” disclosure: “MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY
              STILL APPLIES. The manufacturer’s original warranty has not
              expired on the vehicle. Consult the manufacturer’s warranty
              booklet for details as to warranty coverage, service location,
              etc.”

         vii. If, following negotiations, you and the buyer agree to changes in
              the warranty coverage, mark the changes on the form, as
              appropriate. If you first offer the vehicle with a warranty, but
              then sell it without one, cross out the original warranty offer and
              mark the “no Express Warranty” box.

If your express warranty requires the consumer to pay a deductible, enter the
amount and terms on the line provided.



                                  - 93 -
     (i) Service Contracts. If you make a service contract available on the
         vehicle, you must mark the box provided below the warranty
         disclosure area.
     (j) Implied Warranties. In many cases you may disclaim the protection
         provided consumers by the Maine implied warranty laws. These
         laws include the Warranty of Merchantability (for example, the
         vehicle is fit for the ordinary purposes for which such vehicles are
         used) and the Warranty of Fitness (for example, you know the
         consumer is relying on your specific advice as to whether the car is
         fit for a particular purpose). Assuming the car is still within its useful
         life and has not been abused by its other owners, if you have not
         disclaimed implied warranties (by checking the “No” box), you may
         be responsible for:

           i. repairing defects in materials or workmanship that were not
              apparent when you sold the vehicle; or

           ii. for accepting back the car if it is not fit for the specific purpose
               you advised it was suitable for.

However, pursuant to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. §2301 et
seq.), under certain circumstances your right to limit implied warranties is not
absolute. For example, if you offer a dealer express warranty then you may
only limit implied warranties to the duration of the express warranty and if you
wish to so limit them you should check that box. Further, you may not
disclaim or limit implied warranties at all if you sell the customer a service
contract for the used car within 90 days of the sale of the car. For example, if
you sell the purchaser a service contract, you cannot disclaim implied
warranties and should not check the Implied Warranty “No” box.

     (k) Important Information. Prior Owner’s Name Is Available From The
         Dealer Upon Request. Maine law requires the dealer to promptly
         disclose, upon request of any person, the name and address of the
         previous owner of the motor vehicle.

     (l) Vehicle Returned To Manufacturer. If a used vehicle has been
         returned to a manufacturer because of warranty defects, you must
         give consumers any details known to you.

     (m) Complaints. In the space provided under “Notice of Breach of
         Warranty” put the name, title and telephone number of the person
         who should be contacted, of any complaints arise after the sale. If
         warranty repairs are not to be performed at the dealership, you must
         put the name, address, and other identifying information of each
         facility within a radius of 50 miles of the dealer’s place of business to
         which the vehicle may be brought for repairs, replacement of parts
         and other service under the warranty.

                                   - 94 -
D. WINDOW FORM GIVEN TO BUYER

1. Form given to buyer. Give the buyer of a used vehicle sold by you the
   window form described above containing all of the disclosures required
   by the Rule and reflecting the warranty coverage agreed upon. If you
   prefer, you may give the buyer a copy of the original, so long as that
   copy accurately reflects all of the disclosures required by the Rule and
   the warranty coverage agreed upon.

2. Incorporated into contract. The information on the final version of the
   window form is incorporated into the contract of sale for each used
   vehicle you sell to a consumer. Information on the window form
   overrides any contrary provisions in the contract of sale. To inform the
   consumer of these facts, include the following language in 10 pt. bold
   caps in each consumer contract of sale:

          The information you see on the window form for this
          vehicle is part of this contract. Information on the window
          form, overrides any contrary provisions in the contract or
          sale.

3. Contrary statements. You may not make any statements, oral or
   written, or take other actions which alter or contradict the disclosures
   required above.

4. Warranty negotiations. You may negotiate over warranty coverage, as
   long as the final warranty terms are described in the contract of sale
   and summarized on the copy of the window form you give to the buyer.

E. UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

Violations of any of these Rules is prima facie evidence of an unfair trade
practice in violation of 5 M.R.S.A. § 207 (1979).




                              - 95 -
               Dealer Inspection/Disclosure Requirements


      When a dealer obtains a vehicle, regardless of whether he bought it
      wholesale, at auction, took it in trade, or bought it out right, he MUST
                      remove the prior inspection sticker.
                          Title 29A M.S.R.A. 1754-2




       The dealer MUST have a Maine licensed inspection mechanic do an
        inspection of the vehicle, prior to placing the vehicle on display or
                           otherwise offering it for sale.
                            Title 10 M.S.R.A. 1474-1




If the vehicle passes inspection, it MUST               If the vehicle fails inspection, it MUST
have:                                                   have:
 A valid Maine Inspection Sticker                       NO inspection sticker whatsoever on
which will need to be renewed if it exceeds             the windshield AND
60 days old on the day that it is sold to a              A properly completed Unsafe Motor
retail customer Title 29A M.S.R.A. 1754-C               Vehicle Certificate disclosing the specific
                    AND                                 reasons the vehicle failed inspection within
 A properly completed Used Car Buyer’s                 60 days of the sale.
Guide disclosing the vehicle’s prior use,               Title 10 M.S.R.A. 1474-4 AND
mechanic defects & collision history even if             A properly completed Used Car
repaired, and inspection, express & implied             Buyer’s Guide disclosing the vehicle’s prior
warranty information.                                   use, mechanic defects & collision history
Title 29A M.S.R.A. 1754-2                               even if repaired.
                                                        Title 10 M.S.R.A. 1475




                                               - 96 -
               Important Notes for Used Car Buyers Guide
                    and Unsafe Motor Vehicle Forms


Disclosure Information

 Disclosure form must include any information pertaining to the airbag(s). If an
  airbag is deployed, watch for fillers. Some other states are not replacing the
  airbags. Instead, they are placing a “filler” in the airbag space. These cannot be
  used to sell an inspected vehicle in the state of Maine; only the actual airbag
  component..

 Disclosure is the first thing that an investigator reviews from a dealer’s file
  when a complaint is filed by a consumer.


Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide

 Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide is printed at the Dealer’s expense.

 You MUST have the buyer sign the back of the Buyer’s Guide.

 The document fees must be posted on the vehicle. Some dealerships just list the
  fee on the Used Vehicle Buyer’s Guide. A stamp is a good investment so that
  the dealership can just stamp “Document Fees $100.00” (You may use 2 way
  tape or suction cups with tabs so removal of the UCBG during test driving is
  made easier).

 The more information that is available to the buyer serves as better protection for
  you as the selling dealership.

         List where the vehicle came form (private sale, auction, repo etc.).
         List what the vehicle was used for (police, business, etc.).
         Knowledge of damage to vehicle ( $2,000 or greater is considered
          substantial).
         List what component parts may have been replaced.
         An optional check with Car Fax to reveal issues.




                                        - 97 -
Inspection Sticker

 The inspection sticker is to be removed when you first acquire the vehicle.

 The vehicle needs to be inspected with a new sticker or Unsafe Motor Vehicle
  form .

 When a consumer purchases a vehicle, the inspection sticker cannot be
  over 60 days old. The sticker must be current.

 A dealer plate can be used to move an un-inspected vehicle by the dealer to an
  inspection station. The vehicle must be safe.


Warranty

 Check the Warranty of Inspectability box on all vehicles you are selling with an
  inspection sticker.

 If you are offering an Express warranty, the location where the repairs are to be
  performed must be indicated on the reverse side of UCBG.

 If an express warranty is given, it implies that the dealer will assume
  responsibility of the implied warranties for the duration of the express warranty.

   Always have SIGNATURES of the buyer(s) on the UCBG to protect dealers.


Unsafe Motor Vehicle

 This is considered a sale with no express or implied warranties.

 The Unsafe Motor Vehicle form must be filled out completely and signed by the
  inspection mechanic within 60 days of sale. Must have a UCBG along with the
  Unsafe Motor Vehicle form.




                                        - 98 -
Appendix




   - 99 -
                           Additional Title Scenarios

Owner trades or sells to dealer; owner presents title.

   1. Owner completes and signs first assignment section on back of title, listing
      dealer as buyer. Remember, if the back of a title is available, it must be used
      for transfers and mileage disclosure.

   2. Dealer signs first assignment as buyer.

   3. When dealer sells retail or wholesale, dealer completes and signs second
      assignment section on back of title and the next buyer signs. Dealer gives
      the title to wholesale buyer or sends it in with the title application for retail
      customer.

   4. If vehicle is wholesaled or retailed after the two assignments sections are
      completed by licensed dealers, further transfers must be done on MVT-16’s,
      all of which must accompany the next retail buyer’s title application.

Owner trades or sells to dealer; lien holder has title.

   1. If the person selling or trading the vehicle bought the vehicle after April 29,
      1989, assume that the title or Certificate of Lien will be in the lien holder’s
      possession.

   2. According to the Federal rules, when the title comes to the dealer from the
      lien holder, the dealer must have the person(s) who traded or sold the vehicle
      complete the first assignment section on the back of the title and sign as
      seller(s). This must be done before the second assignment section is signed
      by the next buyer.

   3. The dealer signs the first assignment section as buyer.
      (An MVT-16 may be completed at the time of trade in. When the dealer
      receives the title from the lien holder, state on the back of the title ‘see
      attached MVT-16”.

   4. A vehicle can not be displayed on the dealership lot until the title and/or
      Certificate of Lien has been received from the lien holder. The Federal rule
      require the selling dealer to complete the second assignment on the back of
      the title and sign as seller, and to obtain the buyer’s signature before giving
      the title to a wholesale or out of state buyer or sending it in with a Maine title
      application.




                                         - 100 -
Owner trades or sells to dealer; owner has lost title.

   1. Owner completes and signs the MVT-8, Duplicate Title Request form,
      indicating intent to transfer to the dealer ($33.00 fee).

   2. Dealer countersigns the MVT-8 so the title will be sent to the dealer.

   3. Owner completes and signs an MVT-16 listing the dealer as buyer.

   4. Dealer signs the MVT-16 as buyer.

   5. Dealer submits the MVT-8 and receives the duplicate title.

   6. When the dealer sells to a wholesale buyer, the buyer receives the duplicate
      title, the MVT-16 from the prior owner and another MVT-16 completed and
      signed by the dealer as seller and signed by the wholesale buyer. Any further
      transfers must be done on MVT-16’s, all of which must accompany the next
      retail buyer’s title application.

   7. When dealer sells to a retail buyer, the new owner’s title application must be
      accompanied by the duplicate title, the MVT-16 from the prior owner
      transferring the vehicle to the dealer, and a final MVT-16 completed and
      signed by the dealer as seller and signed by the retail buyer.

   8. The back of the duplicate Title can not be left blank, open. Please write or
      stamp “See attached MVT-16” in the reassignment sections.


Owner has died; heir or PR (Personal Representative) trades or sells to dealer;
title is lost.

   1. Dealer completes title application in the name of the PR. The PR or heir
      signs the title application using their own name.

   2. Heir or PR completes MVT-8 listing the deceased as owner but signs their
      actual name and indicates their intent to transfer to the dealer.

   3. Dealer countersigns MVT-8 so the title in heir’s or PR’s name will be sent to
      the dealer.

   4. Heir or PR completes MVT-22 and obtains the usual probate documents, if
      needed. Surviving joint owner may present a death certificate instead of the
      MVT-22.




                                       - 101 -
   5. Heir or PR completes and signs an MVT-16 as seller, indicating the dealer as
      buyer.

   6. Dealer signs MVT-16 as buyer.

   7. Dealer submits title application, MVT-8, MVT-22, and $66.00 and receives
      title in the name of the heir or PR.

   8. Any further transfers handled as described before when owner has lost the
      title and the dealer receives a duplicate and uses an MVT-16 for transfer.

Owner has died; heir or personal representative (PR) trades or sells to dealer;
Heir or PR has a title with the deceased name as owner.

   1. Heir or PR completes and signs first assignment section on back of title as
      seller, printing and signing their own name. The dealer is listed as buyer.

   2. Heir or PR completes MVT-22 and obtains the usual probate documents, if
      needed. If title lists two names in joint ownership, the surviving joint owner
      need only present a death certificate instead of the MVT-22.

   3. Dealer signs first assignment section as buyer.

   4. Any further transfers handled as described before. The MVT-22 (or death
      certificate) and any other probate documents must also accompany the
      paperwork.

Owner defaults on payments; lien holder repossesses and sells.

   1. Lien holder releases the lien on the face of the title.

   2. Lien holder completes the MVT-5, Affidavit of Repossession, or the affidavit of
      repossession on the back of the Certificate of Title (from January 1, 1991 thru
      October 1, 1996), or the back of the Title (from February 1, 1999 to present).

   3. The lien holder completes and signs the first assignment section on the back
      of the title and obtains the buyer’s signature, hand printed name, and date of
      sale.

   4. All of the above items are sent in with the title application if a retail buyer. If a
      wholesale (dealer) is the buyer, all of the above must be given to the buyer.
      Further transfers are handled with the second assignment of ownership and
      then the MVT-16’s.




                                         - 102 -
Owner defaults on payments; lien holder has dealer guaranty loan, lien holder
repossesses and brings vehicle to dealer.

   1. Lien holder releases the lien on the face of the title and gives to dealer along
      with completed MVT-5, Affidavit of Repossession.

   2. Lien holder completes MVT-48, Assignment of Lien, and gives to dealer; OR
      lien holder completes the first assignment section on the back of the title
      obtaining the dealer’s signature as buyer.

   3. If the dealer sells to a retail buyer, the dealer must submit the buyer’s title
      application along with the above documents mentioned, and the final transfer
      on the second assignment of ownership. If the dealer wholesales the vehicle,
      all documents described above must be given to the buyer.

Owner defaults on payments; lien holder has dealer guaranty loan, lien holder
transfers lien to dealer, and dealer will repossess.

   1. Lien holder releases the lien on the face of the title and gives to dealer.

   2. Lien holder completes MVT-48, Assignment of Lien, and gives to dealer.

   3. Dealer submits the prior title and the MVT-48 with the title application in the
      defaulted owner’s name, listing dealer as lien holder. The owner’s signature
      is waived.

   4. Dealer may repossess vehicle upon receipt of title listing dealer as lien holder.
      (Title section will consider this situation as a “Rush” request).

   5. Dealer completes MVT-5, Affidavit of Repossession.

   6. Dealer releases lien on the face of the title when selling.




                                        - 103 -

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Motor Vehicle Lien Application Form Rhode Island document sample