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  • Summary date: Apr 5 2023 - View Summary

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Makes conforming changes to the act’s long and short titles.

    Amends new GS 20-53.6 by adding the following defined terms: all-terrain vehicle, off-road motorcycle, owner, and utility vehicle.

    Requires titling under the statute and adds off-road motorcycle as one of the vehicles that must be titled under GS 20-53.6 and limits the requirement to all-terrain vehicles, off-road motorcycles, and utility vehicles purchased new from a retailer on or after January 1, 2024. Allows optional application for a certificate of title for those vehicles not required to be titled. Adds to the items that must be included on the application for a certificate of title to also require a statement of the owner's title and of all liens on the vehicle, including the names and addresses of all lienholders in the order of their priority, and the date and nature of each lien. Specifies that the provisions of GS Chapter 20 that relate to perfection of a security interest do not apply to vehicles for which a certificate of title is issued by the DMV under GS 20-53.6.

    Specifies that owners of an all-terrain vehicle, off-road  motorcycle, or utility vehicle not required to title that vehicle under this section may apply to the DMV for a certificate of title under this section, provided that the owner is able to provide reasonable evidence of ownership satisfactory to the DMV.

  • Summary date: Feb 21 2023 - View Summary

    Enacts GS 20-53.6, allowing an owner of an all-terrain vehicle or a utility vehicle to apply to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a certificate of title. Details application form requirements. Requires payment of the $52 fee statutorily set for certificate of title applications.

    Makes conforming changes to GS 20-54, which requires the DMV to refuse to register or issue a certificate of title for a utility vehicle, to provide for the DMV to issue a certificate of title pursuant to new GS 20-53.6. Further directs that the DMV cannot transfer registration of a utility vehicle. 

    Effective October 1, 2023.