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168A.24 Duties and powers of department.

Subdivision 1. Forms. The department shall prescribe and provide suitable forms of applications, certificates of title, notices of security interests, and all other notices and forms necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 168A.01 to 168A.31 and shall determine the format in which the forms will appear.

Subd. 2. Powers; rules. The department may:

(1) make necessary investigations to procure information required to carry out the provisions of sections 168A.01 to 168A.31;

(2) assign a new identifying number to a vehicle if it has none, or its identifying number is destroyed or obliterated;

(3) adopt and enforce such rules as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 168A.01 to 168A.31;

(4) adopt and enforce such rules as the department may deem necessary or appropriate to require the payment of fees imposed by section 168.54, as a condition for deferring application for a certificate of title by a dealer or secured party in cases provided for in section 168A.11 or 168A.12, subdivision 2. Such rules shall permit the use of the "Transfer Filing Fee" stamp prescribed by section 168.54, when feasible;

(5) adopt a rule which may require the owner or secured party, as the case may be, to deposit the certificate of title with the department during the period when the vehicle for which such certificate was issued is registered pursuant to section 168.31, subdivision 4, or is subject to the lien imposed by section 168.31, subdivision 6.

HIST: 1971 c 162 s 24; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 21; 2002 c 371 art 1 s 29