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168.15 RIGHTS AS TO REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE AND PLATES.
    Subdivision 1. Transfer of ownership. (a) Upon the transfer of ownership, destruction,
theft, dismantling, or permanent removal by the owner from this state of any vehicle registered in
accordance with this chapter, the right of the owner of the vehicle to use the registration certificate
and plates assigned to the vehicle expires.
(b) When the ownership of a vehicle is transferred to another person required to register
the vehicle in this state, the transferor shall assign the registration tax paid to the credit of the
transferee unless the registration stickers are surrendered to the commissioner before the first
day of the new registration period.
(c) When seeking to become the owner by gift, trade, or purchase of any vehicle for which a
registration certificate has been issued under this chapter, a person shall join with the registered
owner in transmitting with the application for transfer of ownership, the registration certificate,
with the assignment and notice of sale duly executed.
(d) In case of loss of the title or certificate of registration of a vehicle not subject to section
325E.15, the person shall make application to the commissioner with proof of loss of the title
as specified in section 168A.09 and assign a notice of sale of the vehicle on the application for
title as specified in section 168A.04.
(e) Upon the transfer of any vehicle by a manufacturer or dealer, for use within the state,
whether by sale, lease, or otherwise, the transferor shall, within ten days after the transfer, file
with the commissioner (1) a notice containing the date of transfer, a description of the vehicle,
and the transferee's name and residence address in the state or if not a natural person then the
transferee's business and mailing address, and (2) the transferee's application for registration.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 6 art 3 s 108]
History: (2681) 1921 c 461 s 10; 1923 c 418 s 10; 1927 c 89; 1984 c 489 s 1; 1986 c 444;
1996 c 455 art 4 s 9,15; 1997 c 135 s 2; 2000 c 426 s 8; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 2 s 20