32-3-53. Restored or rebuilt vehicle--Submission to department--Inspection--Issuance of rebuilt title.
If any vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is rebuilt as defined in subdivision 32-3-1(17) and is restored to operation, the owner shall submit an application to the Department of Revenue for a rebuilt title. The motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer may not be licensed or titled until there is submitted to the department proper affidavits, photo copies of receipts, bills of sale establishing ownership, or titles and the source of all parts and component parts used to rebuild the vehicle. The rebuilt title and registration shall be issued and delivered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. After the motor vehicle is inspected, the owner shall take his copy of the certificate of inspection to the county treasurer, purchase his license plates and pay any tax owed. Once the department is notified that the inspection is complete and has verified that the correct amount of tax has been paid, it shall issue a rebuilt title. Each new certificate of title shall have noted thereon that the vehicle has been rebuilt. The highway patrol or an employee of the department may inspect rebuilt titles and rebuilt motor vehicles.
Source: SDC 1939, § 44.0211-4 as enacted by SL 1965, ch 183; SL 1984, ch 217, § 1; SL 1985, ch 239, § 5; SL 1988, ch 238, § 14; SL 2004, ch 17, § 42; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 161, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.
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