Dealers must submit vehicle insurance cards with all DMV paperwork, except for title-only cases and duplicated or renewed registrations. The following proof-of-insurance rules are required, per the DMV’s Dealer Plate Issuance Manual: • The effective date that appears on a vehicle’s insurance card must either be later than or the same as the date on its Temporary Certificate of Registration. • The registrant’s name on the insurance card must appear exactly (to the letter) as it does on the MV-82 and the proof of identification that accompanied the application. • If a customer transfers their plates to another vehicle, make sure that the insurance agent adds the notation “Replacement Vehicle” to the new vehicle’s insurance card.
WRONG ADDRESS ON THE REGISTRATION? HERE’S HOW TO CORRECT IT
If a customer never received their vehicle registration, it may be due to an address error in the dealership’s records. To correct this, complete a new MV-82, check the ‘yes’ box next to “Address Change”, and provide the correct information on the address line. The customer must then sign the new form, after which the dealership submits it (along with a clear copy of their driver’s license and a transmittal requesting the address change) to the DMV.
The registration will then be sent back to the dealership, so that the dealership may deliver it to the customer. (There is a $3.00 duplicate registration fee.)
MUST-HAVE PAPERWORK TO SELL A VEHICLE
2: MSO/MCO. The Manufacturer’s Certificate/Statement of Origin is a required document to have in a transaction for tariff purposes, as it confirms the vehicle’s country of origin. 3: LIEN RELEASE. If the dealership is paying off a lien on a vehicle, that vehicle must not be available for sale until the Lien Release (MV-901) has been obtained.
Our office occasionally receives registration requests that are missing vital pieces of information. A dealer cannot sell or offer to sell a car or truck, unless the vehicle in question has all of the following documentation: 1: VEHICLE TITLE. If the dealership acquired the vehicle through a trade-in or from an auction, without a title, a duplicate title must be obtained. The vehicle cannot be available for sale until the duplicate title is in the dealership.