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168A.02 APPLICATION; REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL.

Subdivision 1.Application for certificate of title.

(a) Except as provided in section 168A.03, every owner of a vehicle which is in this state and for which no currently effective certificate of title has been issued in this state must apply to the department for a certificate of title of the vehicle, pursuant to rules adopted by the department under section 168A.24, subdivision 2, clause (3).

(b) A decommissioned military vehicle that (1) was also manufactured and sold as a comparable civilian vehicle, and (2) has the same size dimensions and vehicle weight as the comparable civilian vehicle, is eligible for a certificate of title under this chapter.

Subd. 2.Vehicle registration without title.

The department shall not register or renew the registration of a vehicle for which a certificate of title is required unless a certificate of title has been issued to the owner, an application therefor has been delivered to and approved by the department, or the vehicle has a Minnesota certificate of title and is being held for resale by a dealer under section 168A.11.

Subd. 3.Title certificate for manufactured home.

Except as provided in section 168A.141, a certificate of title is required for a manufactured home. In every certificate of title issued for a manufactured home, the department shall insert the following notice: THIS TITLE DESCRIBES A MANUFACTURED HOME - NOT A MOTOR VEHICLE.