1. The annual fee for all motor vehicles including vehicles designated by manufacturers as station wagons, and 1993 and subsequent model years for multipurpose vehicles, except motor trucks, motor homes, ambulances, hearses, motorcycles, motor bicycles, and 1992 and older model years for multipurpose vehicles, shall be equal to one percent of the value as fixed by the department plus forty cents for each one hundred pounds or fraction thereof of weight of vehicle, as fixed by the department. The weight of a motor vehicle, fixed by the department for registration purposes, shall include the weight of a battery, heater, bumpers, spare tire, and wheel. Provided, however, that for any new vehicle purchased in this state by a nonresident for removal to the nonresident's state of residence the purchaser may make application to the county treasurer in the county of purchase for a transit plate for which a fee of ten dollars shall be paid. And provided, however, that for any used vehicle held by a registered dealer and not currently registered in this state, or for any vehicle held by an individual and currently registered in this state, when purchased in this state by a nonresident for removal to the nonresident's state of residence, the purchaser may make application to the county treasurer in the county of purchase for a transit plate for which a fee of three dollars shall be paid. The county treasurer shall issue a nontransferable certificate of registration for which no refund shall be allowed; and the transit plates shall be void thirty days after issuance. Such purchaser may apply for a certificate of title by surrendering the manufacturer's or importer's certificate or certificate of title, duly assigned as provided in this chapter. In this event, the treasurer in the county of purchase shall, when satisfied with the genuineness and regularity of the application, and upon payment of a fee of ten dollars, issue a certificate of title in the name and address of the nonresident purchaser delivering the same to the person entitled to the title as provided in this chapter. The provisions of this subsection relating to multipurpose vehicles are effective January 1, 1993, for all 1993 and subsequent model years. The annual registration fee for multipurpose vehicles that are 1992 model years and older shall be in accordance with section 321.124.
The annual registration fee for a multipurpose vehicle with permanently installed equipment manufactured for and necessary to assist a person with a disability who is either the owner or a member of the owner's household in entry and exit of the vehicle or for a multipurpose vehicle if the vehicle's owner or a member of the vehicle owner's household uses a wheelchair as the only means of mobility shall be sixty dollars. For purposes of this unnumbered paragraph, "uses a wheelchair" does not include use of a wheelchair due to a temporary injury or medical condition.
2. Dealers may, in addition to other provisions of this section, purchase from the department in-transit stickers, for which a fee of two dollars per sticker shall be paid at time of purchase. One such sticker shall be displayed on each vehicle purchased from a dealer by a nonresident for removal to the state of the nonresident's residence, and one such sticker shall also be displayed on each vehicle not currently registered in Iowa and purchased by an Iowa dealer for removal to the dealer's place of business in this state. The stickers shall be void fifteen days after issuance by the selling dealer. Each sticker shall contain the following information:
a. The words "in-transit" in bold type.
b. The dealer's license number.
c. The date issued.
d. The purchaser's name and address.
e. The word "Iowa" in bold type.
f. The words "good for fifteen days after the date of issuance".
g. Other information the director requires.
This information shall be on the gummed side of the sticker and the sticker shall be made of a type of material which is self-destructive when the sticker is removed. The sales invoice verifying the sale shall be in the possession of the driver of the vehicle in transit and shall be signed by the owner or an authorized individual of the issuing dealership.
Motor vehicles brought into the state on a transit sticker for the purpose of installation of special equipment may also be subject to the provisions of this subsection.
3. The owner of an unregistered motor vehicle or motor vehicle for which the registration is delinquent may make application to the county treasurer of the county of residence or, if the unregistered or delinquent motor vehicle is purchased by a nonresident of the state, to the county treasurer in the county of purchase, for a temporary thirty-day permit for a fee of twenty-five dollars. The permit shall authorize the motor vehicle to be driven or towed upon the highway, but shall not authorize a motor truck or truck tractor to haul or tow a load. The permit fee shall not be considered a registration fee or exempt the owner from payment of all other fees, registration fees, and penalties due. If the registration fee for the motor vehicle is delinquent, the registration fee and penalty shall continue to accrue until paid. The permit fee shall not be prorated, refunded, or used as credit as provided under section 321.46. The permit shall be displayed in the upper left-hand corner of the rear window of all motor vehicles, except motorcycles. Permits issued for a motorcycle shall be attached to the rear of the motorcycle.
[C24, 27, 31, 35, § 4908; C39, § 5008.05; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.109]
84 Acts, ch 1305, § 60; 88 Acts, ch 1007, § 1; 92 Acts, ch 1019, § 1, 8; 92 Acts, ch 1222, § 1; 92 Acts, ch 1232, § 401, 412; 93 Acts, ch 165, § 1; 96 Acts, ch 1129, § 113; 96 Acts, ch 1152, § 4
Referred to in § 321.17, 321.34, 321.110, 321.124, 331.557
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