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2006 Minnesota Statutes

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221.0251 MOTOR CARRIER OF PROPERTY; REGISTRATION.
    Subdivision 1. Registration statement. (a) A person who wishes to operate as a motor
carrier of property shall file a complete and accurate registration statement with the commissioner.
(b) A registration statement must be on a form provided by the commissioner and include:
(1) the registrant's name, including an assumed or fictitious name used by the registrant in
doing business;
(2) the registrant's mailing address and business telephone number;
(3) the registrant's federal employer identification number and Minnesota business
identification number and the identification numbers, if any, assigned to the registrant by the
United States Department of Transportation, the former Interstate Commerce Commission, or the
Environmental Protection Agency;
(4) the name, title, and telephone number of the individual who is principally responsible for
the operation of the registrant's transportation business;
(5) the principal location from which the registrant conducts its transportation business and
where the records required by this chapter will be kept;
(6) if different from clause (5), the location in Minnesota where the records required by this
chapter will be available for inspection and copying by the commissioner;
(7) whether the registrant transports hazardous materials or hazardous waste;
(8) whether the registrant's business is a corporation, partnership, limited liability partnership,
limited liability company, or sole proprietorship; and
(9) if the registrant is a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in Minnesota, the
state of incorporation and the name and address of its registered agent.
    Subd. 2. Signature required. A registration statement may be signed only by a corporate
officer, general partner, limited liability company board member, or sole proprietor. A signature
must be notarized.
    Subd. 3. Certificate of registration; issuance; location. (a) The commissioner shall issue a
certificate of registration to a registrant who has filed a registration statement that complies with
subdivisions 1 and 2 and paid the required fee, has a satisfactory safety rating and, if applicable,
has complied with the financial responsibility requirements in section 221.141. The commissioner
may not issue a certificate of registration to a registrant who has an unsatisfactory safety rating.
(b) A certificate of registration must be numbered and bear an effective date.
(c) A certificate of registration must be kept at the registrant's principal place of business.
    Subd. 4. Duration. A certificate of registration is not assignable or transferable and is valid
until it is suspended, revoked, or canceled.
    Subd. 5. Obligation to keep information current. A registrant shall notify the commissioner
in writing of any change in the information described in subdivision 1.
History: 1996 c 377 s 3; 1999 c 238 art 2 s 43; 2003 c 2 art 4 s 7

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