MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
49-431. Assignment or transfer of interest — Procedure. (1) Whenever the owner of a vehicle registered under the provisions of sections 49-402 and 49-402A, Idaho Code, transfers or assigns his title or interest thereto, the registration card and license plate shall remain with and in the possession of the transferor, and before the license plate shall be displayed upon another vehicle owned by the transferor, the transferor shall have that vehicle registered as provided for in section 49-401A, Idaho Code. The transfer fees collected shall be paid to the county treasurer where the vehicle is registered and deposited in the county current expense fund or in the state highway account if the transfer is made by the department.
(a) For all vehicles registered under the provisions of section 49-402(1), Idaho Code, the transferor shall pay the registration fee as specified in that subsection less the registration fee already paid, plus a transfer fee of five dollars ($5.00). If the transferor shall have an older vehicle to be registered, the transferor shall pay a transfer fee of five dollars ($5.00).
(b) For vehicles registered in accordance with subsections (2) through (4) of section 49-402, Idaho Code, the operating fee shall be the fee specified in those subsections, plus a transfer fee of five dollars ($5.00).
(c) For utility trailers registered under the provisions of section 49-402A, Idaho Code, the original registration shall continue until its expiration date, upon payment of a transfer fee of five dollars ($5.00).
(2) For all vehicles registered under the fee schedule in section 49-434, Idaho Code, except proportionally registered vehicles under section 49-435, Idaho Code, the transferor shall pay the registration fee as specified in that section less the registration fee already paid, plus a transfer fee of five dollars ($5.00).
(3) For all vehicles registered under section 49-435, Idaho Code, the transferor shall pay the registration fee as specified in section 49-434, Idaho Code, apportioned according to the provisions of section 49-435, Idaho Code, less the apportioned fee previously paid plus a transfer fee of eight dollars ($8.00).
(4) In the event of a transfer by operation of law of the title or interest of an owner in and to a vehicle registered as specified in sections 49-402, 49-402A, 49-434 and 49-435, Idaho Code, as upon inheritance, devise or bequest, order in bankruptcy or insolvency, execution sale, repossession upon default in performing the terms of a lease or executory sales contract, or otherwise, the registration shall expire and the registration card and plates shall be surrendered to the department. The vehicle shall not be operated upon the highways until and unless the person entitled thereto shall apply for and obtain a new registration card and plates in accordance with the provisions of section 49-401A, Idaho Code. However, an administrator, executor, trustee or other representative of the owner, or a sheriff or other officer, or legal representative of any such person may operate or cause to be operated any vehicle upon the highway from the place of removal or place where formerly kept by the owner to a place of keeping or storage, provided the place of removal and place of destination are both located within the state of Idaho, and after obtaining a written permit from the department of the local police authorities having jurisdiction of the highways and upon displaying in plain sight upon the vehicle a placard bearing the name and address of the person authorizing and directing such movement, the placard to be plainly readable from a distance of one hundred (100) feet during daylight.
[49-431, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 93, p. 622; am. 1989, ch. 318, sec. 5, p. 822; am. 1992, ch. 35, sec. 19, p. 121; am. 1992, ch. 261, sec. 18, p. 769; am. 2007, ch. 22, sec. 1, p. 39.]
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