[Vtr-tac] Title Manual July 2009 Quarterly Revision

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Fri Jul 24 11:28:12 CDT 2009

Please review and distribute as appropriate.  

The latest quarterly update to the Motor Vehicle Title Manual (attached) is now available on RTS workstations and at: 


Updates for this release are marked with red change bars in the text. 

The following is a brief summary of chapters updated in the July 2009 revision:

All chapters were edited with minor phrase changes (primarily changed passive to active wording) in our continuing effort to improve the readability of the Title Manual.

Chapter 3 - Fees 
Under Allocation of Transfer Fees, the rejected transaction penalty fee was updated.

Chapter 6 - Application and Issuance of Certificate of Title
Under Social Security Number of Title Applicant added a note stating that SSNs are no longer required at time of title or recorded on vehicle title records. 
Under Temporary Hold Title Requests corrected contact information.

Chapter 7 - Corrections
Under No Charge Corrected Titles added new procedures.

Chapter 8 - Refusal/Denial of Title
Under Hearings after Department Rejection reworded information.
Under Rejection Letter Contents reworded information.
A surety company electronic signature note was added.

Chapter 10 - Evidence of Ownership
Added a bullet stating that ATV manufacturer*s certificates must now have an off road usage only statement.

Chapter 11 - Signature - Authority to Sign
The chapter now includes information dealing with a person*s physical inability to sign documents.

Chapter 12 - Liens
The chapter now includes additional procedural and process information on the Electronic Lien Title (ELT) system.

Chapter 14 - Vehicle Types
Added motor home dimension information.

Chapter 22 - Abandoned Vehicles
Corrected a reference to Form VTR-71-1.

Chapter 23 - Foreclosure of Miscellaneous Liens
In Table 23-1 step 7 corrected a fee due to law enforcement.

Chapter 25 - Reconstructed or Assembled Vehicles
Removed a duplicated paragraph.

The index now includes additional entries such as tonnage, e-Title, and e-Lienholder.



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