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32-3-1      Definition of terms.
32-3-2      Applicability.
32-3-2.1      Repealed.
32-3-2.2      Repealed.
32-3-2.3      Mopeds exempt.
32-3-2.4      Farm vehicles exempt--Exceptions.
32-3-3      Selling new vehicle without delivering manufacturer's statement or certificate of origin--Purchasing new vehicle without obtaining certificate--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-3.1      Initial registration and titling of mobile and manufactured homes--Time for registration--Penalty--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-3.2      Surrender of title on mobile or manufactured home--Request and application--Record--Liens.
32-3-3.3      Titling of mobile or manufactured home whose title was surrendered--Affidavit--Report.
32-3-4      Eligibility for license--Mobile and manufactured homes exempt.
32-3-5      Sale without delivering certificate of title--Purchase without obtaining certificate of title--Temporary use--Time limit--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-5.1      Repealed.
32-3-6      Ownership passing by operation of law--Burden of proof.
32-3-7      Sale of secondhand vehicle--Time for delivery of certificate of title--Exception--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-7.1      Extension of time to deliver certificate of title to secondhand vehicle--Temporary license permit.
32-3-8      Repealed.
32-3-9      Superseded.
32-3-10      Statement or certificate of origin as passing title--Waiver and estoppel inapplicable.
32-3-11      Certificate as evidence of ownership--Possession before delivery of certificate--Risk of loss--Insurable interest.
32-3-12      Operation or possession of vehicle without certificate as misdemeanor.
32-3-13      Sale or transfer without certificate as misdemeanor.
32-3-14      False statement in application--Felony.
32-3-15      Alteration or forgery of certificate--Knowing use of altered or forged certificate--Felony.
32-3-16      Uniform method of numbering certificates--Retention of documents in department records.
32-3-17      Validity of certificates previously issued--Issuance of new certificate.
32-3-18      Application for certificate--Contents--Fee--Assignment of previous certificate.
32-3-19      False swearing in connection with certificates--Perjury--Punishment.
32-3-20      Change of identification number on vehicle--New certificate--Contents of new certificate--Delivery to owner.
32-3-21      Unnumbered vehicles not subject to titling--Titling by number other than vehicle identification number.
32-3-22      Assignment and attachment of vehicle identification number--Registration under assigned number--Violation as felony--Fees.

32-3-22.1      Fee for assignment of vehicle identification number.
32-3-23      Application for original certificate--Contents--Supporting documents.
32-3-24      Burden of proving ownership--Issuance of certificate.
32-3-25      Application for title and registration by dealer on behalf of customer--Location of filing.
32-3-26      Time for filing application for certificate--Vehicles in dealer's stock.
32-3-26.1      Repealed.
32-3-27      Late application for certificate--Additional fee--Application delay as misdemeanor.
32-3-28      Issuance of certificate in paper or electronic form--Notation of liens.
32-3-29      Lost certificates--Fee for duplicate.
32-3-30      Certificate to show chain of title--Exceptions.
32-3-30.1      Odometer information to be included on certificate--Information required on sale--Falsification as felony.
32-3-30.2      Certified abstract of title history or damage disclosure statements--Fee.
32-3-31      Dealer prohibited from taking certificate which does not show name of vendor and vendee--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-32      Dealer's acceptance of out-of-state certificates--Trade-ins--Power of attorney.
32-3-33      Change of county of use of vehicle--Issuance of duplicate for filing by treasurer--Validity of liens.
32-3-34      Assistance by county treasurer.
32-3-35      Manufacturer's statement or certificate of origin pending issuance of certificate of title--Priority of liens.
32-3-36      All lien spaces filled--Issuance of new certificate.
32-3-37      Sale of encumbered vehicle with knowledge of lien holder--Effect against subsequent purchasers.
32-3-38      Holder of security interest entitled to have notation of lien made by treasurer--Notification to department--Notation on instrument and certificate of title.
32-3-38.1      Bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or dealer access to motor vehicle title and lien information on state's computer system.
32-3-38.2      Certain fleet leasing contracts do not create sale or security interest--Not applicable to personal leases.
32-3-38.3      Dealer required to utilize electronic title file system.
32-3-39      Deposit of security interest instrument not required.
32-3-40      Security interests created prior to enactment of statute.
32-3-41      Liens noted on certificate valid against creditors of debtor, subsequent purchasers, and other claimants--Perfection of liens noted on-line.
32-3-42      Vehicles held in stock--Security interests acquired previous to enactment of statute.
32-3-43      Notation of lien on certificate of title--Liability of holder of certificate of title for refusal to deliver.
32-3-44      Release on discharge of lien--Liability for failure to release--Delivery of certificate after entry of discharge.
32-3-45      Fees for notation.
32-3-46      Enforcement of liens--Filing for record not necessary--Notice of sale.
32-3-47      Consent of lien holder required for disposal or removal of encumbered vehicle--Violation as felony.
32-3-48      Power to revoke or refuse to issue certificate or registration--Notification to applicant.
32-3-49      Cancellation of certificate--Notification to county treasurer--Notification to certificate holder and lien holder--Surrender of certificate.
32-3-50      Cancellation of receipt of registration upon cancellation of certificate--Return of receipt and license plates--Confiscation.
32-3-51      Dismantled or destroyed vehicle--Return of plates and title to department--Cancellation of registration--Consent of lien holder--Notation on certificate--Destruction of certificates--Retention of record--Removal of identification numbers as felony.
32-3-51.1 to 32-3-51.3.      Repealed.
32-3-51.4      Repealed.
32-3-51.5      Vehicle with out-of-state marked title--Damage disclosure information--Salvage title or junking certificate.
32-3-51.6      Rebuilt title.
32-3-51.7 to 32-3-51.10. Repealed.
32-3-51.11      Retention of damage disclosure statement by department--Part of title history.
32-3-51.12      Junking certificate required for vehicle being dismantled--Removal of identification number prohibited--Violation as felony.
32-3-51.13      Rebuilt or salvage vehicle--Application for junking certificate--Inspection.
32-3-51.14, 32-3-51.15. Repealed.
32-3-51.16      Information required on first and subsequent South Dakota titles for vehicles coming into state.
32-3-51.17      Junking certificate for nonrebuildable vehicle.
32-3-51.18      Vehicle dealers required to display damage disclosure statement--Return of vehicle.
32-3-51.19      Salvage vehicle defined--Application.
32-3-51.20      Insurer or self insurer acquiring ownership of salvage vehicle without salvage vehicle title to surrender certificate of title--Salvage title issued--Rebuilt title.
32-3-51.21      Owner to obtain salvage title if insurer or self insurer declares vehicle total loss but does not acquire ownership--Notice--Sale without title as misdemeanor--Application.
32-3-51.22      Recovered stolen vehicles--Inspection--Title--Salvage vehicle.
32-3-52      Surrender of indicia of ownership by dealers, salvage yards, and others.
32-3-53      Restored or rebuilt vehicle--Submission to department--Inspection--Issuance of rebuilt title.
32-3-53.1      Repealed.
32-3-53.2      Inspection of restored or rebuilt vehicles.
32-3-53.3      Repealed.
32-3-53.4      Trailer defined.
32-3-54      Repealed.
32-3-55      Transferred.
32-3-56      Special seal--Forms furnished by secretary.
32-3-57      Power of secretary to make rules and require uniformity in administration of statutes--Duty of local officials.
32-3-58      Repealed.
32-3-59      Auction of certain older automobiles sponsored by nonprofit automobile club--When permitted--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-60      Auctioneer to have odometer reading and certificate of title--Exception-- Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-61      Auction of vehicle covered by lien--Consent and release of lien holder--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-62      List of vehicles sold at auction--Copy of title--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-63      Sales of older vehicles at certain auctions exempt from vehicle dealer requirements.
32-3-64      Titling vehicles eleven years old or more with no existing record.
32-3-65      Converted motor home title--Unit requirements--Certain requirements to meet national standards--Title application requirements.
32-3-66      Certain motor home transport uses not deemed private business uses.
32-3-67      Department to provide name and address of record holder of title and lien holders to possessor of vehicle due to unpaid repair bill.
32-3-68      Application for title on motor vehicle unclaimed as result of unpaid repair bill--Notice to owner and insurer or lien holder--Publication.
32-3-69      Vesting of title to motor vehicle in person to whom repair bill is payable--Intent to reclaim--Sale of vehicle.
32-3-69.1      Electronic title system for motor vehicles.
32-3-70      Electronic lien filing system--Paper title--Liability for noting or canceling lien in error.
32-3-71      Low-speed vehicles.
32-3-72      Local law enforcement officers to provide certain information to motor vehicle repossession businesses.
32-3-73      Delivery of manufacturer's statement or certificate of origin upon sale and delivery--Default on sale--Notice--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-3-74      Information to be provided to auction agency taking possession of vehicle at insurer's request.
32-3-75      Title issued to auction agency--Notice of right to reclaim.
32-3-76      Reclamation of vehicle by owner or lienholder--Notice of intent to reclaim--Vesting of title to abandoned vehicle in auction agency--Sale of vehicle--Distribution of proceeds.
32-3-77      Issuance of title to insurer unable to obtain title after payment of total loss.
32-3-78      Electric bicycle exempt from chapter.

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