321.104  Penal offenses against title law.

It is a misdemeanor, punishable as provided in section 321.482 for any person to commit any of the following acts:

1.  To operate any motor vehicle upon the highways upon which the certificate of title has been canceled, or while a certificate of registration of a motor vehicle is suspended or revoked.

2.  For a dealer, or a person acting on behalf of a dealer to acquire, purchase, hold or display for sale a motor vehicle without having obtained a manufacturer's or importer's certificate or a certificate of title, or assignments thereof, unless otherwise provided in this chapter.

3.  To fail to surrender a certificate of title, registration card, or registration plates upon cancellation, suspension, or revocation of the certificate or registration by the department and notice as prescribed in this chapter.

4.  To sell, offer for sale, or transfer a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer, except as provided in section 321.47 or 321.48, without obtaining a certificate of title in the name of the seller or transferor or without delivering to the purchaser or transferee a certificate of title or a manufacturer's or importer's certificate duly assigned to the purchaser or transferee as provided in this chapter.

5.  To violate any of the other provisions of this chapter or any lawful rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.

6.  For a dealer to sell or transfer a mobile home without delivering to the purchaser or transferee a certificate of title or a manufacturer's or importer's certificate properly assigned to the purchaser, or to transfer a mobile home without disclosing to the purchaser the owner of the mobile home in a manner prescribed by the department pursuant to rules, or to fail to certify within seven days to the proper county treasurer the information required under section 321.45, subsection 4, or to fail to apply for and obtain a certificate of title for a used mobile home, titled in Iowa, acquired by the dealer within fifteen days from the date of acquisition as required under section 321.45, subsection 4.

Section History: Early form

  [S13, § 1571-m24; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 5086; C39, § 5007.08; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.104; 82 Acts, ch 1251, § 15]

Section History: Recent form

  85 Acts, ch 195, § 33; 86 Acts, ch 1237, § 20; 87 Acts, ch 130, §5; 97 Acts, ch 108, §9

Internal References

  Referred to in § 321.48, 805.8(12)


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