SUBCHAPTER 3C ‑ VEHICLE REGISTRATION SECTION

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ GENERAL INFORMATION

 

19A NCAC 03C .0101      PURPOSE

This Subchapter establishes the rules for vehicle registration, financial responsibility, license plate issuance and fees and motor vehicles operated for hire.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑4.01 through 20‑4.12; 20‑37.6; 20‑39; 20‑42; 20‑44 through 20‑53; 20‑54 through 20‑58; 20‑58.4 through 20‑58.10; 20‑63.1; 20‑64 through 20‑79.3; 20‑80 through 20‑81; 20‑81.2 through 20‑81.7; 20‑83 through 20‑88; 20‑88.1; 20‑94; 20‑95; 20‑109.1; 20‑114; 20‑116; 20‑118; 20‑279; 20‑286; 20‑294; 20‑309 through 20‑319; 20‑347; 14‑401.4; 105‑164.3(16); 105‑164.4(1); 105‑164; 105‑314;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0102      FORMS

The forms used by Vehicle Registration to administer the functions described in Rule .0101 of this Subchapter are available from the Vehicle Registration Section of the Division of Motor Vehicles, 1100 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27697.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑41;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1991; February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0103      EXEMPT FROM TITLE FEES BUT SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION

19A NCAC 03C .0104      APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATE OF TITLE

19A NCAC 03C .0105      REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF NEW VEHICLE

19A NCAC 03C .0106      DEALER REGISTRATION OF NEW VEHICLE

19A NCAC 03C .0107      REGISTRATION: OUT‑OF‑STATE REGISTERED VEHICLE

19A NCAC 03C .0108      BONDS FILED WHEN PROPER PROOF OF OWNERSHIP NOT AVAILABLE

19A NCAC 03C .0109      CUSTOM BUILT MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS

19A NCAC 03C .0110      MOTOR HOMES: HOUSE CARS AND CAMPING VEHICLE

19A NCAC 03C .0111      IDENTIFICATION OF OWNER OR APPLICANT

19A NCAC 03C .0112      IDENTIFYING ADDRESS AND CHANGE OF ADDRESS

19A NCAC 03C .0113      DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE

19A NCAC 03C .0114      LIENS (SECURITY INTERESTS AND AGREEMENTS)

19A NCAC 03C .0115      SOURCE OF PURCHASE

19A NCAC 03C .0116      CLASS OF LICENSE

19A NCAC 03C .0117      WEIGHTS: BUSES

19A NCAC 03C .0118      EMPTY WEIGHT AND MAXIMUM LOAD (GROSS WEIGHT)

19A NCAC 03C .0119      DATE FIRST OPERATED

19A NCAC 03C .0120      TITLE ONLY

19A NCAC 03C .0121      SIGNATURE

19A NCAC 03C .0122      POWERS OF ATTORNEY: GUARDIANS

19A NCAC 03C .0123      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

19A NCAC 03C .0124      NOTARY DUTIES: REQUIREMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FEES

19A NCAC 03C .0125      REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND CERTIFIED RECORD FEES

19A NCAC 03C .0126      VEHICLES LEASED

19A NCAC 03C .0127      MINORS MAY OWN VEHICLES

19A NCAC 03C .0128      REGISTRATION REFERENCE RECORDS MAINTAINED BY DIVISION

19A NCAC 03C .0129      ASSIGNMENT OF TITLE BY THE REGISTERED OWNER

19A NCAC 03C .0130      ASSIGNMENT OF TITLE BY OTHER THAN THE REGISTERED OWNER

19A NCAC 03C .0131      REASSIGNMENT OF TITLE BY DEALER AND INSURANCE COMPANY

19A NCAC 03C .0132      REFUSAL STAMP

19A NCAC 03C .0133      APPLICATION FOR DUPLICATE TITLE: FORM MVR‑4

19A NCAC 03C .0134      SUBSTITUTE OR CORRECTION OF TITLE: FORM MVR‑5

19A NCAC 03C .0135      SALVAGED VEHICLES

19A NCAC 03C .0136      PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO MAKE TRANSFER WITHIN TWENTY DAYS

19A NCAC 03C .0137      BLANK OR OPEN ASSIGNMENTS PROHIBITED

19A NCAC 03C .0138      GLIDER KIT

19A NCAC 03C .0139      AUTHORITY TO GRANT OR REFUSE APPLICATIONS

19A NCAC 03C .0140      DISPLAY OF LICENSE PLATE RENEWAL STICKERS

19A NCAC 03C .0141      REGISTRATION UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑4.01; 20‑4.1; 20‑19; 20‑39; 20‑41; 20‑42; 20‑44; 20‑50; 20‑52; 20‑52.1; 20‑53; 20‑54; 20‑56 through 20‑58; 20‑58.4; 20‑58.10; 20‑66 through 20‑70; 20‑72; 20‑74 through 20‑77; 20‑79; 20‑85; 20‑86.1; 20‑87 through 20‑88; 20‑109; 20‑109.1; 20‑116; 20‑118; 20‑279; 20‑279.24; 14‑401.4; 105‑314;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Repealed Eff. February 1, 1982.

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ REGISTRATION

 

19A NCAC 03C .0201      FUNCTION

This section establishes the rules for vehicle registration in North Carolina.  The areas covered are:

(1)           manufacturer's certificate of origin;

(2)           registration of out‑of‑state vehicles;

(3)           custom built vehicles;

(4)           motor homes;

(5)           purchase information required for registration;

(6)           buses for hire;

(7)           date vehicle first operated in North Carolina;

(8)           application for title only;

(9)           power of attorney;

(10)         acknowledgements;

(11)         certified record fees;

(12)         registration of leased vehicle;

(13)         duplicate titles;

(14)         salvaged vehicles; and

(15)         penalty for failure to transfer registration.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑4.01 through 20‑4.12; 20‑4.4; 20‑37.6; 20‑39; 20‑42; 20‑44; 20‑50 through 20‑53; 20‑57 through 20‑58; 20‑58.4; 20‑64 through 20‑70; 20‑72; 20‑74; 20‑75; 20‑77; 20‑79; 20‑79.1 through 20‑79.3; 20‑80 through 20‑81; 20‑81.2 through 20‑81.7; 20‑83 through 20‑88; 20‑88.1; 20‑94; 20‑95; 20‑109.1; 20‑114; 20‑116; 20‑118;; 20‑279; 20‑286; 20‑294; 20‑309 through 20‑319; 20‑347; 14‑401.4;105‑164.4(1); 105‑164; 105‑314;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; March 1, 1982.

 

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.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0203      FORM FS‑1: PREPARATION

19A NCAC 03C .0204      TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF FS‑1 NOTICE

19A NCAC 03C .0205      INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR DEALER AND MANUFACTURER PLATES

19A NCAC 03C .0206      INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR 30‑DAY PERMITS

19A NCAC 03C .0207      ONE‑WAY TRIP PERMITS WITHOUT A LICENSE

19A NCAC 03C .0208      EMERGENCY TRANSFER OF LICENSE PROVISION

19A NCAC 03C .0209      VEHICLES OPERATED WITH 20‑DAY TEMPORARY MARKER

19A NCAC 03C .0210      TRANSPORTER PLATES

19A NCAC 03C .0211      TEN‑DAY TEMPORARY REGISTRATION PERMIT

19A NCAC 03C .0212      INSURANCE LAPSE HEARINGS

19A NCAC 03C .0213      TERMINATION OF LIABILITY INSURANCE: FORM FS‑4

19A NCAC 03C .0214      FORM FS‑4: PREPARATION

19A NCAC 03C .0215      TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF FS‑4 NOTICE

19A NCAC 03C .0216      SURRENDER OF PLATES IN ADVANCE OF INSURANCE TERMINATION

19A NCAC 03C .0217      AFFIDAVIT OF FACTS: INABILITY TO SURRENDER PLATES

19A NCAC 03C .0218      FORM FS‑19

19A NCAC 03C .0219      FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑279; 20‑309 through 20‑319;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Repealed Eff. February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0220      MANUFACTURER'S CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

(a)  The term "Manufacturer's Certificate" is defined by G.S. 20‑4.01(20).  The certificate must contain the following information:

(1)           transfer date;

(2)           to whom it is issued;

(3)           the vehicle description;

(4)           manufacturer's name and address (may be preprinted); and

(5)           countersignature of agent (rubber stamped or written).

(b)  Assignment of Manufacturer's Certificate.

(1)           If purchaser is not a licensed dealer, certificate of title must be obtained prior to further transfer.

(2)           When assignment is made by manufacturer to a dealer, dealer must make re-assignment on reverse of Manufacturer's Certificate.

(3)           Assignment must agree with name on dealer's license.

(4)           Lien information must be recorded in assignment.

(5)           Assignments must be notarized.

(6)           Alterations of improper assignment will void Manufacturer's Certificate and will require the return of the certificate to the manufacturer for correction.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 20‑52; 20‑52.1; 20‑54; 20‑85; 20‑309;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0221      REGISTRATION: OUT‑OF‑STATE REGISTERED VEHICLES

When application is made to register a vehicle currently registered in another state, district, or territory, the following is required:

(1)           documentary proof of ownership acceptable to the commissioner;

(2)           certification of liability insurance; and

(3)           payment of fees and highway use tax.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑52; 20‑85; 20‑309; 105-187.6(c);

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0222      REGISTRATION: CUSTOM BUILT MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS

Registration of a custom built motor vehicle or trailer requires the following:

(1)           bills of sale for the principal parts;

(2)           cancellation of the title if the number on the motor or frame is registered in North Carolina;

(3)           form MVR‑1 indicating custom built and the date;

(4)           a notarized statement that the vehicle was built from parts described by the bills of sale; and

(5)           inspection by a motor vehicles inspector.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 20‑53;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; August 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0223      REGISTRATION: MOTOR HOMES: ETC.

(a)  When a manufacturer sells a chassis to a motor home manufacturer, a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin assigned by the manufacturer of the chassis to the manufacturer of the motor home is required.  The Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin must show the serial number of the chassis.

(b)  If an application for registration of a customized van is presented with a Manufacturer's Certificate or Origin describing the van and another certificate describing the conversion kit, then an owner's statement explaining changes is required in order to determine the trade name, body style and license classification of the van.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 20‑52; 20‑52.1; 20‑53;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1994.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0224      PURCHASE INFORMATION

The following purchase information is required for the title application:

(1)           The name and address of the person or firm from whom the vehicle was acquired;

(2)           The date of purchase and whether the vehicle is new or used;

(3)           Dealer's certificate number;

(4)           Whether the vehicle was acquired for use in North Carolina;

(5)           Purchase price, verified by bill of sale on new vehicle;

(6)           State of last registration;

(7)           Odometer reading and federal odometer statement; and

(8)           Ad valorem tax certification.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑52;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1991.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0225      CLASS OF LICENSE PLATE

The application for a Certificate of Title is also used as an application for, or a transfer of, a license plate.  If a plate is to be procured, then the desired classification must be indicated.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑52;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0226      REGISTRATION: BUSES TO BE OPERATED FOR HIRE

The registration for bus to be operated for hire shall include the empty weight of the bus calculated to the nearest 100 pounds.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑87;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0227      DATE FIRST OPERATED

The date a vehicle is placed into operation in North Carolina must be indicated upon registration.  The applicant becomes subject to the North Carolina license fee that day unless he is a new resident operating under reciprocity.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 20‑52;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0228      TITLE ONLY

To obtain a Certificate of Title without a license registration plate, the applicant must prove that a license fee or transfer is not due. (Registered dealers are exempt from this Rule.)

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑50; 20‑79;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0229      SIGNATURE

The signature on any application for registration must be in ink and conform to the following:

(1)           The owner's full name including "junior" if applicable.

(2)           If the vehicle is jointly owned, each owner must sign.

(3)           If the owner is unable to write, or print, he must make his mark a disinterested party must write the owner's name and then sign his name as a witness to the owner's mark.

(4)           When the owner is a partnership or a corporation, the signature must show the name of the firm and be signed by an officer or partner.

(5)           A printed or typed version of the signature agreeing with the signature shall appear on each application.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑52; 20‑57;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0230      POWERS OF ATTORNEY: GUARDIANS

Any person holding a duly executed power of attorney or who is a legally appointed guardian may act for the owner in applying for the registration of a vehicle.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑77;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0231      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑42; 20‑52;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Repealed Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0232      REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND CERTIFIED RECORDS FEES

Verification of information from Division of Motor Vehicles records as to license numbers, ownership, or liability insurance requires a written request and fee of one dollar ($1.00) per record.  Certified copies of these records are provided for a fee of five dollars ($5.00) per document.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑42;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1991; December 1, 1984.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0233      LEASED VEHICLES

Vehicles being leased under a private lease shall be titled and licensed in the name of the lessor.  A copy of the lease agreement must be filed with the Division.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 20‑50;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0234      MINORS MAY OWN VEHICLE

The statutes governing minors, and their liability or nonliability for contracts, have no direct application to the rules of the certificate of title law.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0235      APPLICATION FOR DUPLICATE TITLE

(a)  A duplicate certificate of title can be obtained if the original is lost, as provided for in G.S. 20‑68.

(b)  If a title is not received from the Division of Motor Vehicles, a duplicate must be applied for.  A lienholder applying for a duplicate title must have the owner sign the application.

(c)  When a title is lost after the release of a lien, then the lienholder's affidavit that the lien has been satisfied must accompany the owner's application for a duplicate.

(d)  A duplicate certificate of title takes precedence over the original unless a false statement made in the application invalidates the duplicate.

(e)  If the original title is lost after being endorsed, the purchaser must submit notarized affidavits tracing the chain of ownership from the registered owner to the present owner and any lien cancellations involved along with his application for a duplicate.  The application is aged 15 days before a title is issued.

(f)  If the original title is lost and the vehicle sold or traded, the owner may make application for a duplicate title and assign to the purchaser on the application.  Application is aged 15 days.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑68;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0236      PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO MAKE TRANSFER WITHIN 28 DAYS

The following are exempted from the requirement to make application for title within 28 days of acquiring a vehicle (G.S. 20‑73):

(1)           licensed dealers;

(2)           transfer upon inheritance;

(3)           transfer by operation of law where confirmation of the sale is required;

(4)           transfer by the court (such as bankruptcy and confiscation);

(5)           dealers or repossessors when applying for title in their name;

(6)           out of state dealers reassigning North Carolina titles to North Carolina purchasers.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑1; 20‑39; 20‑73; 20-77;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

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

 

19A NCAC 03C .0237      DISPLAY OF LICENSE PLATE RENEWAL STICKER

(a)  Semi‑permanent plates issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles shall be renewed by attaching an annual validation sticker.

(b)  These plates shall expire on the last day of the month indicated by the validation sticker.  There is a 15‑day grace period following the expiration date of the sticker.  The plate cannot be transferred to another vehicle during the grace period.

(c)  Both month and year stickers shall be displayed on the plate in the correct position, upper right hand corner for year sticker and upper left hand corner for month sticker.

(d)  Only one month and one year sticker shall be displayed.

(e)  A person shall not willfully attach a validation sticker to any license plate other than the plate for which the sticker was issued.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑66;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0238      REGISTRATION RENEWAL BY MAIL

 

History Note:        Legislative Objection Lodged Eff. April 20, 1982;

Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑50(b)(5); 20‑63; 20‑65; 20‑66;

Eff. July 1, 1982;

Repealed Eff. July 2, 1982.

 

SECTION .0300 ‑ FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

19A NCAC 03C .0301      ASSISTANCE TO VEHICLE OWNERS

(a)  The Division of Motor Vehicles will furnish to vehicle owners appropriate forms to facilitate compliance with Article 13, Chapter 20 of North Carolina General Statutes.

(b)  Vehicle owners may furnish required proof of financial responsibility on any reasonable document which identifies the vehicle and its owner and is sufficient for Division of Motor Vehicles verification.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑279.18; 20‑279.19; 20‑279.20; 20‑279.2; 20‑279.24; 20‑279.25; 20‑309; 20‑311; 20‑313; 20‑313.1; 20‑315;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0302      LIABILITY INSURANCE CERTIFICATION

(a)  If the financial responsibility for a vehicle is a liability insurance policy, the owner of the vehicle must certify to the existence of the policy and furnish sufficient information on forms provided by the Division of Motor Vehicles to enable verification of the policy's existence.

(b)  Certification shall be made at original registration and at such times as a motor vehicle registration transaction is made between the owner and the Division of Motor Vehicles.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑279.2; 20‑279.19; 20‑279.22; 20‑309;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0303      TERMINATION NOTICES

(a)  North Carolina Notice of Termination Form FS‑4 shall be used to notify the Commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles of termination of motor vehicle liability insurance.  The form shall be supplied by the insurer and must include the name and address of the insured owner; year, make, and identification number of the vehicle for which the notification is made; termination date of policy; inception date of policy; date of preparation of the FS‑4.  Notices of termination of policies covering multiple listed vehicles require a Form FS‑4.  A schedule of vehicles on same policy may be attached to an FS‑4.

(b)  Insurers shall notify the Commissioner of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles immediately upon the effective date of termination, cancellation, or deletion of a motor vehicle from a motor vehicle liability insurance policy.  Notification to the Commissioner is not necessary if a vehicle is deleted from a policy and replaced with another vehicle or is insured under a fleet policy by the same insurer.  A fleet policy is defined as a policy with five or more vehicles which are not listed individually by year, make, model or identification number.

(1)           The notification of cancellation, termination, or deletion of a vehicle from a policy shall be on a form approved by the Commissioner of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.  The form shall be designated as a FS‑4 and shall reflect the following:

(A)          name and address of insured;

(B)          name of insurance company and code number;

(C)          year, make and identification number of vehicle; multiple vehicles on same policy may be attached to one FS‑4;

(D)          termination date;

(E)           inception date;

(F)           date prepared;

(G)          signature or a facsimile signature, which may be pre‑printed or stamped, of authorized representative of insurance company;

(H)          color: red;

(I)            size: 7" width x 4 1/4" height; and

(J)            must be typed or computer generated.

(2)           Insurers shall notify the Commissioner of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles in the following instances:

(A)          If a termination of liability insurance (FS‑4) was issued to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles and the insured was reinstated or renewed, the insurer must inform the Division with an FS‑1 certificate of insurance, provided such reinstatement or renewal has occurred without any lapse in coverage.  An agent representing an insurance company may issue the notification if authorized to do so by the company.

(B)          An agent representing an insurance company may issue notification if authorized to do so by the company.  FS‑1's shall be issued upon request from the insured, Division of Motor Vehicles, or to reinstate with no lapse in coverage.

(C)          When an insurance company terminates a policy and issues another policy, without a lapse, no FS‑4 is necessary.  The insurance company shall issue a FS‑1 showing continuous coverage.

(3)           The certificate of insurance notice shall be on a form approved by the Commissioner of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.  The form shall be designated as a FS‑1 and shall reflect the following:

(A)          name and address of insured;

(B)          name of insurance company and code number;

(C)          year, make and identification number of vehicle; multiple vehicles on same policy may be attached to a FS‑1;

(D)          policy number;

(E)           policy effective date;

(F)           date prepared;

(G)          signature or facsimile signature of authorized representative; may be pre‑printed or stamped;

(H)          color: purple/red;

(I)            size: 7" width x 4 1/4" height; and

(J)            must be typed or computer generated.

(4)           Insurers may arrange with the Division of Motor Vehicles for notices to be submitted through exchange of electronic data media.  If this procedure of reporting is selected, Division of Motor Vehicles will not have available a hard copy of submitted notices.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑279.2; 20‑279.22; 20‑279.29; 20‑309; 20‑316; 20‑316.1;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; November 1, 1991; October 1, 1984; February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0304      VERIFICATION OF CERTIFICATION

(a)  Insurance Certification forms requesting verification shall be addressed to insurers by the Division of Motor Vehicles.

(b)  Insurers shall respond to requests for certification within 15 days after receipt by the insurer.

(c)  The form completed by the Division of Motor Vehicles must contain:

(1)           vehicle owner's name and address;

(2)           vehicle make, model and vehicle identification number;

(3)           date certification was made by the registrant; and

(4)           date certification request was prepared by the Division of Motor Vehicles.

(d)  Data to be furnished by the insurer must include at least one of the following:

(1)           the vehicle is currently insured against liability;

(2)           the vehicle is not currently insured, but was insured at the time of certification; or

(3)           no record of any liability insurance is available for the vehicle described.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑279.2; 20‑316.1;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; November 1, 1991; February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0305      INSURANCE LAPSE HEARINGS

(a)  Any person who has received a notice of license plate revocation because of lack of continuous liability insurance coverage may request a hearing.  Requests for a hearing or appeal are also accepted prior to receipt of the revocation order.  For example, a hearing may be requested after receiving notice from the Division of Motor Vehicles that a termination notice has been received from an insurer.

(b)  If the hearings officer establishes that liability coverage has been continuous, or that any lapse in coverage is not reasonably attributable to fault or neglect on the part of the insured, he will rescind the Division's order of revocation.

(c)  A hearing request may be made by writing the Insurance Hearings Officer, Vehicle Services Registration Section, Division of Motor Vehicles, Raleigh, North Carolina  27697.

(d)  No hearing will be granted unless the owner, at the time of request, has financial responsibility for the vehicle as required by statute.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20-270.2; 20-316; 20‑792.2;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0306      THIRTY‑DAY PERMIT FOR NONRESIDENTS

19A NCAC 03C .0307      LICENSE PERIOD

19A NCAC 03C .0308      PRORATION OF FEES

19A NCAC 03C .0309      PARTIAL PAYMENTS

19A NCAC 03C .0310      SURRENDER OF PLATES FOR REFUNDS

19A NCAC 03C .0311      USE TAX

19A NCAC 03C .0312      FEE FOR DRIVER EDUCATION (NOT SUBJECT TO PRORATION)

19A NCAC 03C .0313      FEE FOR PRIVATE PASSENGER LICENSE

19A NCAC 03C .0314      FREE LICENSE FOR DISABLED VETERANS

19A NCAC 03C .0315      PRISONER OF WAR

19A NCAC 03C .0316      HISTORIC VEHICLES

19A NCAC 03C .0317      AMATEUR RADIO: CLASS D CITIZENS RADIO

19A NCAC 03C .0318      CIVIL AIR PATROL: ADDITIONAL PLUS PRIVATE PASSENGER FEES

19A NCAC 03C .0319      OFFICIAL AND NATIONAL GUARD

19A NCAC 03C .0320      MOTORCYCLES: MOTOR SCOOTERS: MOTORBIKES

19A NCAC 03C .0321      VEHICLES OWNED BY STATE: MUNICIPALITIES AND ORPHANAGES

19A NCAC 03C .0322      STATE OWNED VEHICLES

19A NCAC 03C .0323      HANDICAPPED

19A NCAC 03C .0324      VEHICLE USED FOR PASSENGER AND PROPERTY CARRYING

19A NCAC 03C .0325      TRAILERS

19A NCAC 03C .0326      SELF‑PROPELLED VEHICLES USED FOR CAMPING

19A NCAC 03C .0327      TRUCKS AND TRUCK‑TRACTORS (PRIVATE PROPERTY CARRYING)

19A NCAC 03C .0328      FARM TRUCKS

19A NCAC 03C .0329      SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT

19A NCAC 03C .0330      TEN‑DAY TEMPORARY REGISTRATION PLATE

19A NCAC 03C .0331      PERSONALIZED PLATES

19A NCAC 03C .0332      APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT LICENSE OR VALIDATION STICKER

19A NCAC 03C .0333      LICENSE PLATE TRANSFER

19A NCAC 03C .0334      SPECIAL PERMIT FOR EMERGENCY TRANSFER OF LICENSE

19A NCAC 03C .0335      PLATE CLASSIFICATION EXCHANGES: PRIVATE AND FOR‑HIRE

19A NCAC 03C .0336      PLATE CLASSIFICATION: EXCHANGES AND CREDITS ALLOWED

19A NCAC 03C .0337      REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

19A NCAC 03C .0338      REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES LOST: MULTIPLE

19A NCAC 03C .0339      RECORDS TO BE MAINTAINED

19A NCAC 03C .0340      LENGTH OF TIME RECORDS TO BE MAINTAINED

19A NCAC 03C .0341      REGISTRATION FOR REPORTING SALES TAX

19A NCAC 03C .0342      SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS

19A NCAC 03C .0343      USE OF DEALER AND MANUFACTURER PLATES

19A NCAC 03C .0344      ILLEGAL USE OF DEALER PLATES

19A NCAC 03C .0345      DEALER PLATES LOST OR STOLEN

19A NCAC 03C .0346      DEALER REGISTRATION CARD TO BE CARRIED

19A NCAC 03C .0347      DEALERS WITH DEALER PLATES PERMITTED TO MAKE ASSIGNMENTS

19A NCAC 03C .0348      CHANGING NAME: DISCONTINUING OF BUSINESS TRANSFER

19A NCAC 03C .0349      PURCHASE OF OUT‑OF‑STATE VEHICLES: REMOVAL OF PLATES

19A NCAC 03C .0350      TWENTY‑DAY MARKERS BY PURCHASERS IN LIEU OF DEALERS PLATES

19A NCAC 03C .0351      CONDITIONS TEMPORARY MARKER ISSUED BY DEALER

19A NCAC 03C .0352      ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY MARKERS

19A NCAC 03C .0353      ISSUANCE OF 20‑DAY PERMITS: MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS: NOTICE

19A NCAC 03C .0354      DEALER'S DELIVERY OF PURCHASER'S APPLICATION: REGISTRATION

19A NCAC 03C .0355      ONLY ONE 20‑DAY MARKER MAY BE ISSUED

19A NCAC 03C .0356      EXPIRATION OF TEMPORARY MARKER

19A NCAC 03C .0357      DEALER'S RIGHT TO ISSUE TEMPORARY MARKERS MAY BE SUSPENDED

19A NCAC 03C .0358      REFUND OF FEES PAID FOR TEMPORARY MARKER

19A NCAC 03C .0359      TRANSPORTER'S REGISTRATION

19A NCAC 03C .0360      DRIVEAWAY REGISTRATION: FORM MVR‑16

19A NCAC 03C .0361      SCHEDULE OF WEIGHTS AND RATES

19A NCAC 03C .0362      NORTH CAROLINA SCHEDULE OF WEIGHTS AND RATES: FARM TRUCKS

19A NCAC 03C .0363      PRIVATE PASSENGER VEHICLE FEES

19A NCAC 03C .0364      TRAILER: WRECKER AND SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT FEES

19A NCAC 03C .0365      PRORATED LICENSE FEES FOR FOR‑HIRE PASSENGER VEHICLE

19A NCAC 03C .0366      FEES FOR TITLE AND GENERAL REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑4.01; 20‑37; 20‑39; 20‑42; 20‑50; 20‑57; 20‑63 through 20‑66;

20‑68; 20‑75; 20‑78 to 20‑79; 20‑79.1; 20‑80; 20‑81; 20‑81.4; 20‑83 through 20‑85; 20‑87;

20‑88; 20‑88.1 through 20‑88.6; 20‑94 through 20‑95; 20‑118; 20‑309; 105‑164.4; 105‑164.6;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Repealed Eff. February 1, 1982.

 

SECTION .0400 ‑ MOTOR VEHICLES OPERATED FOR‑HIRE

 

19A NCAC 03C .0401      GENERAL INFORMATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑4.01; 20‑4.12; 20‑4.01(27); 20‑4.01(31); 20‑4.01(50); 20‑37.6; 20‑39; 20‑50; 20‑57; 20‑64; 20‑64(f); 20‑64.2; 20‑65; 20‑66; 20‑68; 20‑75; 20‑79; 20‑79.1 through 20‑79.3; 20‑80; 20‑81; 20‑81.2 through 20‑81.7; 20‑83; 20‑84; 20‑87; 20‑87(6); 20‑87(7); 20‑87(8); 20‑87(10); 20‑87.5; 20‑87.9; 20‑88; 20‑88(b)(1),(2); 20‑88(6); 20‑88.1; 20‑94; 20‑95; 20‑116; 20‑118; 20‑286; 20‑294; 20‑309; 105‑164; 105‑164.3(16); 105‑164.4(1); 105‑314;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1982;

Repealed Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0402      LICENSE PERIOD FOR TRAILER PLATE

G.S. 20‑66 establishes the expiration date for both annual and staggered registration plates.  Under an agreement with the Division, trailer plates may be issued for a period of up to five years with the following conditions:

(1)           Payment is made for the first year's fees.

(2)           A certificate of deposit, approved by the commissioner, in an amount equal to the fees for the remainder of the issuance period, shall be filed with the Division.

(3)           Payment for each additional year is made during the normal renewal period.  The certificate of deposit may be reissued each year in an amount equal to the fees for the years remaining on the agreement.

Copies of the trailer registration plate agreement are available from the Vehicle Services Section, Division of Motor Vehicles, 1100 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina  27697.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑63; 20‑87(9); 20‑88;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0403      VAN POOL LICENSE PLATE

Residents of North Carolina engaged in van pooling where the costs of operation are shared by the passengers may apply for a special van pool license plate.  If the vehicle ceases to be operated in a van pool, the plate must be exchanged for one of the proper classification.  The application form required for this plate is available from the Vehicle Registration Section of the Division of Motor Vehicles.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑87; 20‑88.1;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984; February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0404      ORIGINAL REGISTRATION: STAGGERED REGISTRATION SYSTEM

(a)  Owners of vehicles in the staggered registration system, at the time of original registration of a newly acquired vehicle for which there is no plate to transfer, may register their vehicle to expire in the same month as other vehicles registered in their name.  The owner must furnish a statement, upon request, showing the expiration month of his other registered vehicle(s).

(b)  Registrants with no vehicles currently in the staggered system will be registered to expire at the discretion of the Division.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑50; 20‑66;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0405      U‑DRIVE‑IT VEHICLES

19A NCAC 03C .0406      FOR‑HIRE PASSENGER VEHICLES

19A NCAC 03C .0407      FOR       ‑HIRE BUS

19A NCAC 03C .0408      CONTRACT CARRIERS OF PROPERTY

19A NCAC 03C .0409      EXEMPT PROPERTY CARRIERS

19A NCAC 03C .0410      USE OF FOR‑HIRE PLATES ON LEASED VEHICLES

19A NCAC 03C .0411      COMMON CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS AND PROPERTY

19A NCAC 03C .0412      PENALTY: FOR‑HIRE OPERATION WITHOUT PROPER PLATES

19A NCAC 03C .0413      COLLECTION OF FOR‑HIRE LICENSE FEES BY LICENSE AND THEFT

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 20‑42; 20‑44; 20‑50; 20‑54; 20‑86; 20‑87; 20‑87.1;

20‑88; 20‑261; 62‑3; 62‑6 through 62‑9; 62‑30; 62‑112; 62‑259; 62‑260;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Repealed Eff. February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0414      APPLICATION FOR LICENSE

The application for a North Carolina title is a joint application for title and license.  License fees are collected at the time of first registration.  North Carolina residents may not obtain a license plate in North Carolina without first making application for a North Carolina Certificate of Title.  The Division, at its discretion, may license vehicles owned by nonresidents (and operated interstate or within the state for short periods) without issuing a Certificate of Title.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑50; 20‑66; 20‑79; 20‑81.7; 20‑83; 20‑86.1;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0415      LICENSE PERIOD

19A NCAC 03C .0416      SURRENDER OF PLATES FOR REFUNDS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑63; 20-64; 20‑66; 20‑88;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Repealed Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0417      SALES TAX

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 105‑164.4; 105‑164.6;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984;

Repealed Eff. November 1, 1991.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0418      FEE FOR DRIVER EDUCATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑88.1;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Repealed Eff. December 1, 1984.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0419      GOLF CARTS

A golf cart is not classified as a motorcycle,  It must be licensed, when used on the highway, as a regular passenger‑carrying vehicle.  The fee for registration is the same as that for an automobile.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 20‑87; 20‑88.1;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0420      HANDICAPPED PLACARD

Handicapped persons who do not own an automobile may be issued distinguishing placards for a fee of five dollars ($5.00).  If the handicapped placard is lost or stolen, the fee for replacement is five dollars ($5.00).

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑37.6(c);

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1994; December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0421      VEHICLES USED FOR PASSENGER AND PROPERTY CARRYING

The property carrying registration fee applies to the following vehicles when they are used commercially, on a regular basis, to transport property:

(1)           vehicles designed by the manufacturer as utility sedans, couriers, coupe‑pickups, sedan delivery and handyman;

(2)           Station wagons and suburbans with the seat removed;

(3)           regular passenger cars with interiors so constructed or altered as to permit the transportation of property.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑87; 20‑88;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0422      TRAILERS

The same fee applies to trailers of all types regardless of whether the operation is private or for hire with the exception of mobile homes.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑87(9); 20‑88(c);

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0423      SELF‑PROPELLED CAMPING VEHICLES

Self‑propelled vehicles equipped with permanent living and sleeping facilities and used for camping are classed as private passenger vehicles.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑87(5);

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0424      TRUCKS AND TRUCK‑TRACTORS (PRIVATE PROPERTY CARRYING)

(a)  Weight declaration to cover combined gross weight of self-propelled property-carrying vehicles and their load shall be made when license is purchased.  If the need arises, licensed weight can be increased or decreased.

(b)  Vehicles of the wrecker type that are used to transport property as well as to move disabled vehicles, or used to move vehicles that are not disabled, are classed as trucks and are licensed as property carrying vehicles.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑79; 20‑84; 20‑88; 20‑118;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0425      SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT

The special mobile equipment license application must accompany each application for title.  If the vehicle is from a state having no registration requirements, bills of sale from at least the last two owners are required.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑87(10); 20‑88;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0426      TEN DAY TEMPORARY REGISTRATION PLATE

When a temporary registration is issued on a property carrying vehicle, the registration is valid only for the empty weight of the vehicle.  If the vehicle is found to be carrying property, the regular license fee is to be assessed.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑50;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0427      PERSONALIZED PLATES

The following rules are in addition to the law as set forth in G.S. 20‑79.7:

(1)           Personalized plates will transfer from one vehicle to another if the vehicles have the same owner.

(2)           The twenty dollars ($20.00) paid for a special plate cannot be refunded after the order for the plate's manufacture has been given.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑79.7 (recodified);

Eff. March 1, 1982;

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

 

19A NCAC 03C .0428      APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT LICENSE OR VALIDATION STICKERS

To be issued a replacement license plate or validation stickers, the owner must certify that he has liability insurance.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑64; 20‑66; 20‑68;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0429      LICENSE PLATE TRANSFER

(a)  The procedure for transferring a plate when disposition of the vehicle is other than by sale or transfer of interest is as follows:

(1)           When the vehicle is dismantled and junked (title marked junked), the owner may, if insurance is in effect, make application to transfer the plate to another vehicle.  The plate may be used, on a vehicle of the same category, for 20 days while in the process of having the transfer recorded.

(2)           When the vehicle is parked, to be sold or for later use, or to be changed from a private to a for hire operation, the plate may be transferred to another vehicle of like category provided the owner gets a new registration certificate before operating the vehicle.  The 20‑day transfer period is not allowed in this case.

(b)  Corporate, partnership or proprietorship name changes do not constitute a change in ownership for purposes of registration with the Division.  G.S. 20‑64 defines the law in this area.  Conditions that do affect the transfer of license plates are:

(1)           The plate does not remain with the vehicle when ownership passes from a subsidiary corporation to the parent corporation.

(2)           A plate may not be transferred from one existing corporation to another existing corporation.

(3)           A plate issued to a corporation may pass to a stockholder if the corporation is dissolved.

(4)           A plate issued in the trade name of a proprietor may not be transferred to a vehicle registered in the proprietor's personal name.  Registration may be made however in the personal name and trade name, i.e., John Thomas Jones (T/A) Thomas Car Works.

(5)           If an unincorporated proprietor or unincorporated partnership transfers his interest in a vehicle to a corporation on which he is a stockholder, the plate may not be transferred.

(6)           When the registered owner dies, transfer of interest in the vehicle to anyone other than the surviving spouse requires the issuance of a new plate.

(c)  Transfer of plates, annual or semi‑permanent, is not allowed during the grace period following the expiration date of the plate.  If a plate has expired, it may be validated and then assigned to another vehicle.

(d)  Division automobile inspectors and weigh station personnel may accept applications and render receipts for transfer of common carrier license plates in addition to other classifications of plates.

(e)  Intrastate common carriers operating under the authority of the North Carolina Utilities Commission, must present a copy of their equipment list, as filed with the commissioner, to the officer accepting the application for transfer of plates.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑42; 20‑64 through 20‑66;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0430      PLATE CLASSIFICATION: EXCHANGES AND CREDITS

When plates are exchanged, fees due and credits allowed are as follows:

(1)           The full amount of the special mobile equipment fee, four dollars ($4.00) is always allowed as a credit.

(2)           When an annual plate is exchanged for an annual plate, fees and credits are based on a quarter year prorate basis.

(3)           When an annual plate is exchanged for a staggered series plate, fees and credits are based on a monthly prorate basis.  Fees are due for a full 12 months.

(4)           When a staggered series plate is exchanged for an annual plate, credit is prorated monthly and fees are collected on a quarter year basis.

(5)           When a staggered plate is exchanged for a staggered plate, credit allowed and fees due are prorated monthly.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑64;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1994.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0431      PURCHASE OF OUT‑OF‑STATE VEHICLES: REMOVAL OF PLATES

The use of out‑of‑state license plates by residents of North Carolina is not permitted.  This applies to dealers in the same manner as it applies to consumer owners.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑50;

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0432      TRANSPORTER'S REGISTRATION

(a)  Application for transporter registration must be accompanied by a North Carolina Certificate of Insurance.  (The insurance must be in effect for the benefit of the applicant, either a comprehensive automobile policy or a repossessed car policy.)

(b)  Transporter plates may be used only for limited operation of vehicles in connection with the manufacture, construction or rebuilding of trucks, cabs or bodies, the foreclosure or repossession of vehicles owned or controlled by the registrant, the movement of replaced vehicles for sale by a public utility, the towing of mobile homes with properly licensed vehicles and to a person engaged in business which owns and operates a fleet of five or more trucks licensed for 15,000 gross or more and maintains own repair facilities.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑79.2; 20‑87(8);

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0433      DRIVEAWAY REGISTRATION

Driveaway plates shall not be issued unless there is in effect, for the benefit of the driveaway company, an insurance policy which would cover any new vehicle being operated by the company.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑87(8);

Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0434      VAN POOL LICENSE PLATE REGISTRATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑87;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Repealed Eff. August 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0435      MILITARY RESERVE PLATES

Members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces of the United States, may apply for a special plate bearing the insignia of the appropriate branch of service upon satisfactory proof of eligibility.  The fee will be ten dollars ($10.00), in addition to appropriate license fee.  Plates can be issued only for private passenger vehicles and private trucks with a gross weight of not more than 4,000 pounds.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20‑79.4(16);

Eff. December 1, 1984.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0436      HIGHWAY USE TAX

Used vehicles are taxed by the schedule of values published by Tax Equity Consultants, Inc., P.O. Box 4388, Cary, North Carolina 27519-4388, including all subsequent editions and amendments.  A copy of their publication may be obtained at a price of forty dollars ($40.00).

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-39; 105‑187.3;

Eff. November 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1994.

 

SECTION .0500 ‑ MOTOR VEHICLES OPERATED FOR HIRE

 

19A NCAC 03C .0501      FOR HIRE OPERATIONS

The Division of Motor Vehicles shall determine if a carrier requires a for hire license and if the carrier is regulated by the city boards, the North Carolina Utilities Commission, or the Interstate Commerce Commission.  Carriers subject to a regulatory agency may not obtain a license until the agency requirements have been met.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 20‑44; 20‑50; 20‑86; 20‑87; 20‑88; 20‑88.1;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0502      DEFINITIONS

19A NCAC 03C .0503      APPLICATION FOR APPORTIONED REGISTRATION

19A NCAC 03C .0504      PAYMENT FOR AN ISSUANCE OF BASE PLATES AND CAB CARDS

19A NCAC 03C .0505      REGISTRATION OF OWNER‑OPERATED VEHICLES

19A NCAC 03C .0506      RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLES: INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN

19A NCAC 03C .0507      CHANGES TO APPORTIONALLY REGISTERED FLEET

19A NCAC 03C .0508      STARTING A NEW OPERATION

19A NCAC 03C .0509      TRIP LEASING

19A NCAC 03C .0510      OPTIONAL BASE JURISDICTION

19A NCAC 03C .0511      PROCEDURES: PROPORTIONAL REGISTRATION FEE AMOUNTS

19A NCAC 03C .0512      REFUNDS

19A NCAC 03C .0513      APPORTIONABLE VEHICLE TRIP PERMITS: BUFFER ZONE

19A NCAC 03C .0514      APPREHENSION: APPORTIONED VEHICLES: UNAUTHORIZED OPERATION

19A NCAC 03C .0515      APPREHENSION: APPORTIONED VEHICLES: EXCESS WEIGHT

19A NCAC 03C .0516      N.C. EXCEPTION TO INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN

19A NCAC 03C .0517      MAINTENANCE AND PRESERVATION OF RECORDS

19A NCAC 03C .0518      AUDITS AND PENALTIES

19A NCAC 03C .0519      LOCATIONS FOR SERVICE

 

History Note:        Authority 20‑86.1; 20‑94;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Repealed Eff. February 1, 1982.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0520      FOR HIRE OPERATIONS DEFINED

A for hire operation is defined as:

(1)           The use of motor vehicles to transport passengers, or the property of another, for which the owner receives compensation or the equivalent either directly or indirectly;

(2)           The rental of passenger vehicles to be operated by the lessee for which the owner receives compensation or the equivalent either directly or indirectly; or

(3)           The transportation of house trailers for compensation.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 62‑3; 62‑276;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0521      TAXICAB

Taxis operating more than five miles outside an incorporated city or town must certify that they are outside the corporate limits and are exempt from local requirements.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑4.01; 20‑39; 20‑86; 20‑87;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993.

 

SECTION .0600 ‑ INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN

 

19A NCAC 03C .0601      GENERAL INFORMATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑86.1; 20‑91;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Repealed Eff. November 1, 1991.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0602      OBTAINING I.R.P. MANUAL AND SCHEDULE FORMS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑86.1; 20‑91;

Eff. February 1, 1982;

Repealed Eff. November 1, 1991.

 

19A NCAC 03C .0603      REGISTRATION UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑86.1; 20‑91;

Eff. March 1, 1982;

Repealed Eff. November 1, 1991.