4519.54 Manufacturer's or importer's certificate of origin.

No manufacturer, importer, dealer, or other person shall sell or otherwise dispose of a new off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle to a dealer to be used by the dealer for purposes of display and resale, without delivering to the dealer a manufacturer's or importer's certificate executed in accordance with this section, and with such assignments thereon as are necessary to show title in the purchaser. No dealer shall purchase or acquire a new off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle without obtaining from the seller the manufacturer's or importer's certificate.

A manufacturer's or importer's certificate of the origin of an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle shall contain the following information, in such form and together with such further information as the registrar of motor vehicles may require:

(A) A description of the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle, including its make, year, series or model, if any, body type, and manufacturer's vehicle identification number;

(B) Certification of the date of transfer of the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle to a distributor or dealer or other transferee, and the name and address of the transferee;

(C) Certification that this was the first transfer of the new off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle in ordinary trade and commerce;

(D) The signature and address of a representative of the transferor.

An assignment of a manufacturer's or importer's certificate before a notary public or other officer empowered to administer oaths shall be printed on the reverse side of the manufacturer's or importer's certificate in a form to be prescribed by the registrar. The assignment form shall include the name and address of the transferee, a certification that the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle is new, and a warranty that the title at the time of delivery is subject only to such liens and encumbrances as are set forth and described in full in the assignment.

Effective Date: 07-01-1999