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32-3-5Sale without delivering certificate of title--Purchase without obtaining certificate of title--Temporary use--Time limit--Violation as misdemeanor.

No person, except as provided in § 32-3-6 shall sell or otherwise dispose of a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer without delivering to the purchaser or transferee a certificate of title showing assignment to the purchaser, and indicating the date of purchase. No person may purchase or otherwise acquire or bring into this state a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer except for temporary use not to exceed a period of ninety days, unless he has obtained a certificate of title for the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer in his name as in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Failure to comply with this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: SDC 1939, § 44.0202 (3) as added by SL 1951, ch 229, § 2; SL 1957, ch 214; SL 1965, ch 184; SL 1965, ch 186, § 2; SL 1989, ch 257, § 8.

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