49-502. Delivery of certificate of title upon sale or disposition — Reassignment by dealers. (1) No person shall sell or otherwise dispose of a vehicle without delivery to the purchaser or transferee a certificate of title with an assignment as necessary to show title in the purchaser or transferee except as provided for in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) The owner shown on the records of the department of any vehicle that has a 2010 or older model year or has a model year at least twenty (20) years old when transferred after January 1, 2031, or is over sixteen thousand (16,000) pounds gross vehicle weight or has no odometer device, or the owner of any vessel that has a certificate of title that has become lost, mutilated or illegible, may dispose of such vehicle or vessel by delivering to the purchaser or transferee a completed application for duplicate title, together with an assignment as necessary to show title in the purchaser or transferee. To obtain a certificate of title, the purchaser or transferee shall pay the fees pursuant to section 49-202(2)(b), Idaho Code.
(3) No resident shall purchase or otherwise acquire or bring into the state a vehicle except for temporary use as provided by section 49-432, Idaho Code, unless he shall obtain a certificate of title in his name in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(4) Any dealer holding a current Idaho dealer license may, in lieu of having a certificate of title issued in his name, reassign either any existing certificate of title issued in this state or any application of duplicate certificate of title completed pursuant to subsection (2) of this section.
[49-502, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 117, p. 643; am. 2010, ch. 36, sec. 1, p. 66; am. 2014, ch. 38, sec. 10, p. 78; am. 2021, ch. 69, sec. 1, p. 251.]