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    Subdivision 1. Certificate of inspection. A salvage certificate of title authorizes the holder
to possess, transport, and transfer ownership in a vehicle. A salvage certificate of title does not
authorize the holder to register a vehicle. A certificate of title must not be issued for a vehicle for
which a salvage certificate of title has been issued unless a certification of inspection in the form
and content specified by the department accompanies the application for a certificate of title.
    Subd. 1a. Duties of salvage vehicle purchaser. No salvage vehicle purchaser shall possess
or retain a salvage vehicle which does not have a salvage certificate of title. The salvage vehicle
purchaser shall display the salvage certificate of title upon the request of any appropriate public
    Subd. 2. Inspection fee; proceeds allocated. (a) A fee of $35 must be paid to the department
before the department issues a certificate of title for a vehicle that has been inspected and for
which a certificate of inspection has been issued pursuant to subdivision 1. The only additional
fee that may be assessed for issuing the certificate of title is the filing fee imposed under section
168.33, subdivision 7.
(b) Of the fee collected by the department under this subdivision, for conducting inspections
under subdivision 1, $20 must be deposited in the general fund and the remainder of the fee
collected must be deposited in the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund
as specified in section 299A.705.
History: 1988 c 496 s 20; 1989 c 342 s 15; 1990 c 446 s 3; 1991 c 124 s 1; 1993 c 93 s
12; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 2 s 32