19A NCAC 03C .0202      TITLING AND REGISTRATION OF BRANDED VEHICLES

Upon application for title and registration of a motor vehicle as defined in G.S. 20‑4.01(33), the following rules apply:

(1)           Flood vehicles will be branded "Water/Flood Damage Vehicle" on the title and "WATR‑FLD" on the registration card.

(2)           Non‑U.S.A. vehicles may be registered with the brand "Non‑U.S.A." printed on the card, but will not be titled unless and until documentary proof is received from the applicant showing that the vehicle has been modified to meet United States safety and emission control standards.  The title will then reflect the brand "Non‑U.S.A. vehicle".

(3)           Reconstructed vehicles will be branded "RECONST" on the registration card and "Reconstructed vehicle" on the title.  The application for title must be accompanied by the Inspector's report showing the vehicle was inspected prior to being rebuilt and was reinspected when completed, and the rebuilder's affidavit detailing the repairs made including proof of ownership of the parts used.  Salvage vehicles not inspected prior to being rebuilt will be branded "Reconstructed vehicle."

(4)           Salvage vehicles will be branded "SALVAGE" on the registration card and "Salvage vehicle" on the title.  The application for title must be accompanied by the Inspector's report to show the vehicle is operable and requires no repairs.

(5)           Salvage rebuilt vehicles will be branded "SAL‑RBLT" on the registration card and "Salvage Rebuilt vehicle" on the title.  The application for title must be accompanied by the Inspector's report showing the vehicle was inspected prior to being rebuilt and reinspected when completed, and the rebuilder's affidavit detailing the repairs made including proof of ownership of the parts.  Failure to have the vehicle inspected prior to repair will result in the vehicle being branded a reconstructed vehicle.

(6)           Junk vehicles are marked "Junked" on the registration records only.  The title must be submitted indicating the vehicle is incapable of operation or use upon the highways and has no resale value except as a source of parts or scraps.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20-4.01(33); 20‑39; 20‑71.3; 20‑109.1;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; November 1, 1991; January 1, 1988.