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CHAPTER 482 - MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS: LICENSING, REGISTRATION, SALES AND LEASES

GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 482.010            Definitions.

SECTION 482.0105          “Assembly” defined.

SECTION 482.011            “Based” defined.

SECTION 482.012            “Border state employee” defined.

SECTION 482.0125          “Branch” defined.

SECTION 482.0127          “Broker” defined.

SECTION 482.013            “Bus” defined.

SECTION 482.014            “Calendar year” defined.

SECTION 482.0145          “Charitable organization” defined.

SECTION 482.0151          “Chassis-mount camper” defined.

SECTION 482.0154          “Complete front inner structure for a unibody” defined.

SECTION 482.0157          “Conventional frame” defined.

SECTION 482.016            “Converter dolly” defined.

SECTION 482.018            “Cowl assembly” defined.

SECTION 482.020            “Dealer” and “vehicle dealer” defined.

SECTION 482.023            “Declared gross weight” defined.

SECTION 482.028            “Distributor” defined; exception.

SECTION 482.0285          “Duplicate number plate” defined.

SECTION 482.029            “Electric personal assistive mobility device” defined.

SECTION 482.030            “Essential parts” defined.

SECTION 482.035            “Farm tractor” defined.

SECTION 482.036            “Farm vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.037            “Fiscal year” defined.

SECTION 482.0385          “Floor pan assembly” defined.

SECTION 482.040            “Foreign vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.043            “Franchise” defined.

SECTION 482.044            “Golf cart” defined.

SECTION 482.045            “Highway” defined.

SECTION 482.050            “Identification” and “permanent identifying” defined.

SECTION 482.055            “Lienholder” defined.

SECTION 482.0555          “Local authority” defined.

SECTION 482.060            “Manufacturer” defined.

SECTION 482.065            “Metal tires” defined.

SECTION 482.066            “Mini motor home” defined.

SECTION 482.067            “Mobile home” defined.

SECTION 482.069            “Moped” defined.

SECTION 482.070            “Motorcycle” defined.

SECTION 482.071            “Motor home” defined.

SECTION 482.073            “Motortruck” defined.

SECTION 482.075            “Motor vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.076            “New vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.078            “New vehicle dealer” defined.

SECTION 482.080            “Nonresident” defined.

SECTION 482.084            “Out-of-state student” defined.

SECTION 482.085            “Owner” defined.

SECTION 482.087            “Passenger car” defined.

SECTION 482.091            “Passenger compartment” defined.

SECTION 482.095            “Pneumatic tires” defined.

SECTION 482.0965          “Rear clip assembly” defined.

SECTION 482.097            “Rebuilder” defined.

SECTION 482.098            “Rebuilt vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.100            “Reconstructed vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.1005          “Recreational park trailer” defined.

SECTION 482.101            “Recreational vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.1015          “Registered dealer” defined.

SECTION 482.102            “Registered owner” defined.

SECTION 482.106            “Roof assembly” defined.

SECTION 482.107            “Salesman” defined.

SECTION 482.109            “Security interest” defined.

SECTION 482.110            “Semitrailer” defined.

SECTION 482.113            “Slide-in camper” defined.

SECTION 482.115            “Solid rubber tires” defined.

SECTION 482.120            “Specially constructed vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.123            “Special mobile equipment” defined.

SECTION 482.124            “Substitute number plate” defined.

SECTION 482.125            “Trailer” defined.

SECTION 482.127            “Travel trailer” defined.

SECTION 482.129            “Trimobile” defined.

SECTION 482.1295          “Truck cab assembly” defined.

SECTION 482.130            “Truck-tractor” defined.

SECTION 482.132            “Used vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.133            “Used vehicle dealer” defined.

SECTION 482.134            “Utility trailer” defined.

SECTION 482.1345          “Van conversion” defined.

SECTION 482.135            “Vehicle” defined.

SECTION 482.137            “Vehicle transporter” defined.

ORIGINAL AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

SECTION 482.205            Registration required for certain vehicles.

SECTION 482.206            Periods of registration for motor vehicles; exceptions.

SECTION 482.210            Exemptions from registration.

SECTION 482.255            Placement of certificate of registration; surrender upon demand of peace officer, justice of the peace or deputy of Department; limitation on conviction.

SECTION 482.283            Change of name or place of residence: Notice to Department required; timing and contents of notice.

SECTION 482.285            Certificates, decals and number plates: Illegibility, loss, mutilation or theft; obtaining of duplicates or substitutes; fees and taxes.

 

SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES AND PARKING PLACARDS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

SECTION 482.3831          Definitions.

SECTION 482.3833          “Person with a disability of moderate duration” defined.

SECTION 482.3835          “Person with a disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk” defined.

SECTION 482.3837          “Person with a permanent disability” defined.

SECTION 482.3839          “Person with a temporary disability” defined.

SECTION 482.384            Special license plates and special and temporary parking placards and stickers: Application; issuance; renewal; fees; design; display; letter of verification; prohibited acts; regulations.

PERMITS FOR UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLES

SECTION 482.385            Registration of vehicle of nonresident owner not required; exceptions; registration of vehicle by person upon becoming resident of this State; penalty; taxes and fees; surrender of nonresident license plates and registration certificate; citation for violation.

SECTION 482.396            Permit to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

SECTION 482.3963          Temporary permit for owner-lessor to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

SECTION 482.3965          Temporary permit for short-term lessor to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

SPECIAL ANTITHEFT LAWS

SECTION 482.540            Seizure of certain vehicles by police officers.

SECTION 482.542            Disposition of seized vehicle.

OFFENSES CONCERNING REGISTRATION, SALE OR LEASE OF VEHICLE; DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES

SECTION 482.544            “Identification number or mark” defined.

SECTION 482.545            Certain unlawful acts.

SECTION 482.547            Unlawful sale, offer of sale or display for sale of motor vehicle; penalty.

SECTION 482.548            Unlawful display of vehicle for sale or lease.

SECTION 482.551            Unlawful purchase, disposal, sale or transfer of motor vehicle or parts with defaced, destroyed or altered identification number or mark; applicability; penalty.

PENALTIES

SECTION 482.555            Falsification of documents; violation is Category C, D, or E offense unless otherwise declared.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 482.010  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in SECTION 482.0105 to 482.137, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

SECTION 482.0105  “Assembly” defined.  “Assembly” means a combination of parts assembled together in such a way as to create a complete part.

SECTION 482.011  “Based” defined.  “Based” means primarily used, or if a vehicle is often used in more than one county, then it means primarily stored or maintained. A vehicle registered for intercounty or interstate operation under the provisions of chapter 706 of the NRS shall be deemed to have no base.

SECTION 482.012  “Border state employee” defined.  “Border state employee” means a person whose legal residence is not in this State, who resides outside of the State of Nevada and who commutes on a daily basis into the State of Nevada solely for the purpose of employment at a place of employment which is less than 35 air miles from the state border.

SECTION 482.0125  “Branch” defined.  “Branch” means an established place of business of a vehicle dealer at which he conducts business simultaneously with, and physically separated from, his principal established place of business.

SECTION 482.0127  “Broker” defined.  “Broker” means a person who, for a fee or any other consideration, offers to provide to another person the service of arranging, negotiating or assisting in the purchase of a new or used vehicle which has not been registered by the broker.

SECTION 482.013  “Bus” defined.  “Bus” means any motor vehicle designed for carrying more than 10 passengers and used for the transportation of persons, and every motor vehicle, other than a taxicab, designed and used for transportation of persons for compensation.

SECTION 482.014  “Calendar year” defined.  “Calendar year” means a year commencing at 12 p.m. December 31 and ending at 12 p.m. the following December 31.

SECTION 482.0145  “Charitable organization” defined.  “Charitable organization” means an organization which:

      1.  The Secretary of the Treasury has determined is an exempt organization pursuant to the provisions of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

      2.  For not less than 2 years, has held a certificate of organization or has been qualified by the Secretary of State to conduct business in this State.

SECTION 482.0151  “Chassis-mount camper” defined.  “Chassis-mount camper” means a portable unit designed to be permanently affixed to a truck chassis and cab, and so constructed as to provide temporary living quarters for travel, camping or recreational use.

SECTION 482.0154  “Complete front inner structure for a unibody” defined.  “Complete front inner structure for a unibody” means the weld-on structure of a vehicle, including, without limitation, the radiator support, left and right aprons, upper and lower rails and strut towers, designed and intended to be located forward of the cowl assembly.

SECTION 482.0157  “Conventional frame” defined.  “Conventional frame” means the main longitudinal structural members of the chassis of a vehicle used as the major support in the construction of the vehicle.

SECTION 482.016  “Converter dolly” defined.  “Converter dolly” means a vehicle with a fifth wheel lower half or equivalent mechanism, the attachment of which converts a semitrailer to a full trailer.

SECTION 482.018  “Cowl assembly” defined.  “Cowl assembly” means the forward structural portion of a vehicle to which are intended to be attached all or a part of the windshield frame, fire wall, housing of the instrument panel and hinges for the front doors.

SECTION 482.020  “Dealer” and “vehicle dealer” defined.

      1.  “Dealer” or “vehicle dealer” means any person who:

      (a) For compensation, money or other thing of value sells, exchanges, buys, offers or displays for sale, negotiates or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in a vehicle subject to registration under this chapter or induces or attempts to induce any person to buy or exchange an interest in a vehicle;

      (b) Receives or expects to receive a commission, money, brokerage fee, profit or any other thing of value from the seller or purchaser of a vehicle; or

      (c) Is engaged wholly or in part in the business of selling vehicles or buying or taking in trade vehicles for the purpose of resale, selling or offering for sale or consignment to be sold or otherwise dealing in vehicles, whether or not he owns the vehicles.

      2.  “Dealer” or “vehicle dealer” does not include:

      (a) An insurance company, bank, finance company, government agency or any other person coming into possession of a vehicle, acquiring a contractual right to a vehicle or incurring an obligation with respect to a vehicle in the performance of official duties or under the authority of any court of law, if the sale of the vehicle is for the purpose of saving the seller from loss or pursuant to the authority of a court of competent jurisdiction;

      (b) A person, other than a long-term or short-term lessor, who is not engaged in the purchase or sale of vehicles as a business, but is disposing of vehicles acquired by the owner for his use and not for the purpose of avoiding the provisions of this chapter, or a person who sells not more than three personally owned vehicles in any 12-month period;

      (c) Persons regularly employed as salesmen by dealers, licensed under this chapter, while those persons are acting within the scope of their employment; or

      (d) Persons who are incidentally engaged in the business of soliciting orders for the sale and delivery of vehicles outside the territorial limits of the United States if their sales of such vehicles produce less than 5 percent of their total gross revenue.

SECTION 482.023  “Declared gross weight” defined.  “Declared gross weight” means the maximum gross weight at which a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles will be operated, except the term does not include the weight of:

      1.  Another vehicle which is being carried or towed by a tow car, as that term is defined in the NRS;

      2.  Implements of husbandry;

      3.  A trailer or other towed vehicle which is not used for a commercial enterprise;

      4.  Towable tools or equipment, as that term is defined in SECTION 484.202; or

      5.  The load on a farm vehicle which has an unladen weight of 10,000 pounds or more.

SECTION 482.028  “Distributor” defined; exception.   “Distributor” means a person, other than a manufacturer, who is engaged in the business of selling new motor vehicles to dealers.

SECTION 482.0285  “Duplicate number plate” defined.  “Duplicate number plate” means a license plate or a set of license plates issued to a registered owner which repeats the code of a plate or set of plates previously issued to the owner to maintain his registration using the same code.

SECTION 482.029  “Electric personal assistive mobility device” defined.  “Electric personal assistive mobility device” means a self-balancing, two nontandem wheeled device, designed to transport only one person, with an electric propulsion system that limits the maximum speed of the device to 15 miles per hour or less.

SECTION 482.030  “Essential parts” defined.  “Essential parts” means all integral parts and body parts, the removal, alteration or substitution of which will tend to conceal the identity or substantially alter the appearance of the vehicle.

SECTION 482.035  “Farm tractor” defined.  “Farm tractor” means every motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement for drawing plows, mowing machines and other implements of husbandry.

SECTION 482.036  “Farm vehicle” defined.  “Farm vehicle” means any vehicle or combination of vehicles which is:

      1.  Controlled and operated by a farmer or rancher;

      2.  Used to transport his own livestock, agricultural products, or ranch or farm machinery or supplies to or from a ranch or farm; and

      3.  Not used in the operation of a common or contract carrier.

SECTION 482.037  “Fiscal year” defined.  “Fiscal year” means a year commencing at 12 p.m. June 30 and ending at 12 p.m. the following June 30.

SECTION 482.0385  “Floor pan assembly” defined.  “Floor pan assembly” means the pans designed and intended to form the floor of the passenger compartment of a vehicle.

SECTION 482.040  “Foreign vehicle” defined.  “Foreign vehicle” means every motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer which has been brought into this State otherwise than in the ordinary course of business by or through a manufacturer or dealer and which has not been registered in this State.

SECTION 482.043  “Franchise” defined.  “Franchise” means a written agreement between a manufacturer or distributor and a dealer by which:

      1.  A commercial relationship of definite duration or continuing indefinite duration is established.

      2.  The dealer is granted the right to offer and sell at retail new vehicles, other than mopeds, farm tractors or special mobile equipment.

      3.  The dealer constitutes a component of a distribution system for new vehicles.

      4.  The operation of the dealer’s business is substantially associated with the trademark, trade name, advertising or other commercial symbol designating a manufacturer or distributor.

      5.  The operation of a portion of the dealer’s business is substantially reliant on the manufacturer or distributor for a continued supply of new vehicles, parts and accessories.

SECTION 482.044  “Golf cart” defined.  “Golf cart” means a motor vehicle which:

      1.  Has no fewer than three wheels in contact with the ground; and

      2.  Is designed to carry golf equipment and no more than four persons, including the driver.

SECTION 482.045  “Highway” defined.  “Highway” means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way maintained by a public authority when any part of such way is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular traffic.

SECTION 482.050  “Identification” and “permanent identifying” defined.  “Identification” or “permanent identifying” as used in this chapter with respect to the number of a vehicle subject to registration under this chapter shall, for the purpose of the registration or departmental record thereof, or any evidence of such registration, be construed to mean such identification, or permanent identifying number of any vehicle which the manufacturer thereof may, in its discretion, adopt or has adopted as an identification or permanent identifying number of the vehicles manufactured by it, or which the Director may approve as the identification number, in lieu of or in addition to a motor number or serial number or a motor and serial number.

 

SECTION 482.055  “Lienholder” defined.  “Lienholder” means a person who holds a security interest in a vehicle and whose name appears on the certificate of title as legal owner.

SECTION 482.0555  “Local authority” defined.  “Local authority” has the meaning ascribed to it in SECTION 484.079.

SECTION 482.060  “Manufacturer” defined.  “Manufacturer” means every person engaged in the business of manufacturing motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers.

SECTION 482.065  “Metal tires” defined.  “Metal tires” means all tires the surface of which in contact with the highway is wholly or partly of metal or other hard, nonresilient material.

SECTION 482.066  “Mini motor home” defined.  “Mini motor home” means a vehicular-type unit designed for temporary living quarters for travel, camping or recreational use which is:

      1.  A structure attached permanently on a self-propelled chassis; or

      2.  A portable unit designed to be affixed permanently to a truck chassis with cab,

which is designated as a mini motor home by the manufacturer.

SECTION 482.067  “Mobile home” defined.  “Mobile home” means a vehicular structure, built on a chassis or frame, which is designed to be used with or without a permanent foundation and is capable of being drawn by a motor vehicle. It may be used as a dwelling when connected to utilities or may be used permanently or temporarily for the advertising, sales, display or promotion of merchandise or services. The term does not include a recreational park trailer.

SECTION 482.069  “Moped” defined.  “Moped” means a vehicle which looks and handles essentially like a bicycle and is propelled by a small engine which produces not more than 2 gross brake horsepower and which has a displacement of not more than 50 cubic centimeters, and:

      1.  Is designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground but is not a tractor; and

      2.  Is capable of a maximum speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on a flat surface with not more than 1 percent grade in any direction when the motor is engaged.

SECTION 482.070  “Motorcycle” defined.  “Motorcycle” means every motor vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, except any such vehicle as may be included within the term “tractor” or “moped” as defined in this chapter.

SECTION 482.071  “Motor home” defined.  “Motor home” means a structure:

      1.  Attached permanently to a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis;

      2.  Designed as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational or camping use; and

      3.  When assembled for the road, has a maximum body width of 102 inches.

SECTION 482.073  “Motortruck” defined.  “Motortruck” means every motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.

SECTION 482.075  “Motor vehicle” defined.  “Motor vehicle” means every vehicle as defined in SECTION 482.135 which is self-propelled.

SECTION 482.076  “New vehicle” defined.  Except as otherwise provided in SECTION 482.363521, “new vehicle” means a vehicle that:

      1.  Has never been registered with the Department and has never been registered with the appropriate agency of authority of any other state, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States or foreign state, province or country; or

      2.  If it has been so registered and is equipped with an odometer, registers 2,500 miles or less on the odometer.

SECTION 482.078  “New vehicle dealer” defined.  “New vehicle dealer” means any vehicle dealer licensed under the provisions of this chapter as a new vehicle dealer who has a franchise from a manufacturer of vehicles to sell new vehicles and who acquires new or new and used vehicles for resale.

SECTION 482.080  “Nonresident” defined.  “Nonresident” means every person who is not a resident of this State, and who does not use his motor vehicle for a gainful purpose.

SECTION 482.084  “Out-of-state student” defined.  “Out-of-state student” means a student whose legal residence is not in this State and who comes into Nevada for the purpose of attending an educational institution.

SECTION 482.085  “Owner” defined.  “Owner” means a person who holds the legal title of a vehicle and whose name appears on the certificate of title, and any lienholder whose name appears on the certificate of title. If a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof with or without the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or if a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then the conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purpose of this chapter.

SECTION 482.087  “Passenger car” defined.  “Passenger car” means a motor vehicle designed for carrying 10 persons or less, except a motorcycle, power cycle or motor-driven cycle.

SECTION 482.091  “Passenger compartment” defined.  “Passenger compartment” means the area of a vehicle designed and intended for the seating of the driver and passengers.

SECTION 482.095  “Pneumatic tires” defined.  “Pneumatic tires” means all tires inflated with compressed air.

 

SECTION 482.0965  “Rear clip assembly” defined.  “Rear clip assembly” means the entire rear structural portion of a vehicle designed and intended to be located behind the rear seat of the vehicle.

SECTION 482.097  “Rebuilder” defined.

      1.  “Rebuilder” means a person engaged in the business of reconstructing motor vehicles by the alteration, addition or substitution of substantial or essential parts.

      2.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any licensed new or used vehicle dealer to secure a license as a rebuilder in conjunction with rebuilding in his own facilities.

SECTION 482.098  “Rebuilt vehicle” defined.

      1.  “Rebuilt vehicle” means a vehicle:

      (a) That is a salvage vehicle as that term is defined in SECTION 487.770, excluding a nonrepairable vehicle; or

      (b) One or more major components of which have been replaced as set forth in this subsection. For the purposes of this subsection, the requisite major components of a vehicle which must be replaced for a vehicle to be considered rebuilt are the:

             (1) Cowl assembly;

             (2) Rear clip assembly;

             (3) Roof assembly;

             (4) Floor pan assembly;

             (5) Conventional frame coupled with one additional major component; or

             (6) Complete front inner structure for a unibody.

      2.  The term does not include a vehicle for which the only change is the installation of a truck cab assembly.

      3.  For the purposes of this section, “replaced” means the substitution, or change in whole, of a new, used or after-market part of a vehicle.

SECTION 482.100  “Reconstructed vehicle” defined.  “Reconstructed vehicle” means any vehicle which shall have been assembled or constructed largely by means of essential parts, new or used, derived from other vehicles or makes of vehicles of various names, models or types, or which, if originally otherwise constructed, shall have been materially altered by the removal of essential parts or by the addition or substitution of essential parts, new or used, derived from other vehicles or makes of vehicles.

SECTION 482.1005  “Recreational park trailer” defined.  “Recreational park trailer” means a vehicle which is primarily designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or seasonal use and which:

      1.  Is built on a single chassis mounted on wheels;

      2.  Has a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the set-up mode; and

      3.  Is certified by the manufacturer as complying with Standard No. A119.5 of the American National Standards Institute.

SECTION 482.101  “Recreational vehicle” defined.  “Recreational vehicle” means a vehicular-type unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for travel, recreational or camping use, which may be self-propelled, mounted upon, or drawn by, a motor vehicle. The term includes a recreational park trailer.

SECTION 482.1015  “Registered dealer” defined.  “Registered dealer” means a new vehicle dealer who is authorized to issue certificates of registration.

SECTION 482.102  “Registered owner” defined.  “Registered owner” means a natural person, firm, corporation or association whose name appears in the files of the Department as the person to whom the vehicle is registered.

SECTION 482.106  “Roof assembly” defined.  “Roof assembly” means the structural parts of a vehicle, including, without limitation, more than one-half of the vertical roof supports, the framework of the roof and the exterior metal skin, that together are designed and intended to be located over the passenger compartment to form the roof of the vehicle.

SECTION 482.107  “Salesman” defined.  “Salesman” means:

      1.  A person employed by a vehicle dealer, under any form of contract or arrangement to sell, exchange, buy, or offer for sale, or exchange an interest in a vehicle to any person, who receives or expects to receive a commission, fee or any other consideration from the seller or purchaser of the vehicle; or

      2.  A person who exercises managerial control within the business of a dealer or a long-term or short-term lessor, or who supervises salesmen employed by a dealer or a long-term or short-term lessor, whether compensated by salary or by commission, or who negotiates with or induces a customer to enter into a security agreement on behalf of a dealer or a long-term or short-term lessor.

SECTION 482.109  “Security interest” defined.  “Security interest” means an interest in a vehicle, including a mobile home whether or not permanently attached to the land, reserved or created by agreement, which secures payment or performance of an obligation. “Security interest” includes the interest of a lessor under a lease intended as security. Whether a lease is intended as security is to be determined by the facts of each case, but:

      1.  The inclusion of an option to purchase does not of itself make the lease one intended for security; and

      2.  An agreement that upon compliance with the terms of the lease the lessee shall become or has the option to become the owner of the vehicle for no additional consideration does make the lease one intended for security.

SECTION 482.110  “Semitrailer” defined.  “Semitrailer” means every vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a motor vehicle that some part of its own weight and that of its own load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.

SECTION 482.113  “Slide-in camper” defined.  “Slide-in camper” means a portable unit designed to be loaded and unloaded from the bed of a pickup truck, and so constructed as to provide temporary living quarters for travel, camping or recreational use.

SECTION 482.115  “Solid rubber tires” defined.  “Solid rubber tires” means every tire made of rubber other than a pneumatic tire.

SECTION 482.120  “Specially constructed vehicle” defined.  “Specially constructed vehicle” means any vehicle which shall not have been originally constructed under a distinctive name, make, model or type by a generally recognized manufacturer of vehicles.

 

SECTION 482.123  “Special mobile equipment” defined.

      1.  “Special mobile equipment” means every vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and only incidentally operated or moved upon a highway, including, but not limited to, scoopmobiles, forklifts, ditch-digging apparatus, well-boring apparatus and road construction and maintenance machinery such as asphalt graders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, tractors other than truck tractors, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers, earth-moving carryalls and scrapers, power shovels and draglines, and self-propelled cranes and earth-moving equipment.

      2.  “Special mobile equipment” does not include house trailers, dump trucks, truck-mounted transit mixers or other vehicles designed for the transportation of persons or property to which machinery has been attached.

      3.  The Director may make an individual determination as to whether any particular vehicle or kind of vehicle, not specifically listed in subsection 1 or 2, falls within this definition.

SECTION 482.124  “Substitute number plate” defined.  “Substitute number plate” means a license plate or a set of license plates issued in place of a previously issued and unexpired plate or set of plates. The plate or set of plates does not repeat the code of the previously issued plate or set.

SECTION 482.125  “Trailer” defined.  “Trailer” means every vehicle without motive power designed to carry property or passengers wholly on its own structure and to be drawn by a motor vehicle.

SECTION 482.127  “Travel trailer” defined.  “Travel trailer” means a portable structure mounted on wheels, constructed on a vehicular-type chassis primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use and designed to be drawn by another vehicle and designated by the manufacturer as a travel trailer. A vehicle is not a travel trailer if, when equipped for highway use, it is more than 8 feet wide.

SECTION 482.129  “Trimobile” defined.  “Trimobile” means every motor vehicle designed to travel with three wheels in contact with the ground, two of which are power driven.

SECTION 482.1295  “Truck cab assembly” defined.  “Truck cab assembly” means a removable portion of a truck that uses a conventional frame assembly consisting of a cab that may be bolted and unbolted which includes a floor assembly, cowl assembly, roof assembly and rear panel and may also include front, side or rear glass and front or rear left or right doors.

SECTION 482.130  “Truck-tractor” defined.  “Truck-tractor” means every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.

SECTION 482.132  “Used vehicle” defined.   “Used vehicle” means a vehicle that:

      1.  Has been registered with the Department or has been registered with the appropriate agency of authority of any other state, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States or foreign state, province or country; and

      2.  If equipped with an odometer, registers more than 2,500 miles on the odometer.

SECTION 482.133  “Used vehicle dealer” defined.  “Used vehicle dealer” means any vehicle dealer who is licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter as a used vehicle dealer and who acquires used vehicles for resale.

SECTION 482.134  “Utility trailer” defined.  “Utility trailer” means a vehicle, without motive power, designed to carry property or passengers wholly on its own structure, and to be drawn by a motor vehicle. It may not exceed 8 feet in width nor 3,500 pounds in weight.

SECTION 482.1345  “Van conversion” defined.  “Van conversion” means a vehicular-type unit originally designed and manufactured as a van or enclosed truck, which is modified to be used for travel, camping or recreational use, but which retains the basic silhouette of a van.

SECTION 482.135  “Vehicle” defined.   “Vehicle” means every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway. The term does not include:

      1.  Devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks;

      2.  Mobile homes or commercial coaches as defined in chapter 489 of the NRS; or

      3.  Electric personal assistive mobility devices.

SECTION 482.137  “Vehicle transporter” defined.  “Vehicle transporter” means a person who engages in the business of transporting motor vehicles in which he has no ownership interest and which are otherwise required to be registered pursuant to this chapter by operating them, singly or in combination, upon the highway under their own motive power.

ORIGINAL AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

SECTION 482.205  Registration required for certain vehicles.  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every owner of a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer intended to be operated upon any highway in this State shall, before the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer can be operated, apply to the Department or a registered dealer for and obtain the registration thereof.

SECTION 482.210  Exemptions from registration.

      1.  The provisions of this chapter requiring the registration of certain vehicles do not apply to:

      (a) Special mobile equipment.

      (b) Implements of husbandry temporarily drawn, moved or otherwise propelled upon the highways.

      (c) Any mobile home or commercial coach subject to the provisions of chapter 489 of the NRS.

      (d) Golf carts which are:

             (1) Traveling upon highways properly designated by the appropriate city or county as permissible for the operation of golf carts; and

             (2) Operating pursuant to a permit issued pursuant to this chapter.

      (e) Mopeds.

      (f) Towable tools or equipment as defined in SECTION 484.202.

      (g) Any motorized conveyance for a wheelchair, whose operator is a handicapped person not able to walk about.

      2.  For the purposes of this section, “motorized conveyance for a wheelchair” means a vehicle which:

      (a) Can carry a wheelchair;

      (b) Is propelled by an engine which produces not more than 3 gross brake horsepower or has a displacement of not more than 50 cubic centimeters;

      (c) Is designed to travel on not more than three wheels; and

      (d) Can reach a speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on a flat surface with not more than a grade of 1 percent in any direction.

The term does not include a tractor.

SECTION 482.275  License plates: Display.

      1.  The license plates for a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle, power cycle or motor vehicle being transported by a licensed vehicle transporter must be attached thereto, one in the rear and, except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, one in the front. The license plate issued for all other vehicles required to be registered must be attached to the rear of the vehicle. The license plates must be so displayed during the current calendar year or registration period.

      2.  If the motor vehicle was not manufactured to include a bracket, device or other contrivance to display and secure a front license plate, and if the manufacturer of the motor vehicle provided no other means or method by which a front license plate may be displayed upon and secured to the motor vehicle:

      (a) One license plate must be attached to the motor vehicle in the rear; and

      (b) The other license plate may, at the option of the owner of the vehicle, be attached to the motor vehicle in the front.

      3.  Every license plate must at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle to which it is assigned so as to prevent the plate from swinging and at a height not less than 12 inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be clearly visible, and must be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible.

      4.  Any license plate which is issued to a vehicle transporter or a dealer, rebuilder or manufacturer may be attached to a vehicle owned or controlled by that person by a secure means. No license plate may be displayed loosely in the window or by any other unsecured method in any motor vehicle.

      5.  Any violation of this section is a Category D offense.

 

SECTION 482.283  Change of name or place of residence: Notice to Department required; timing and contents of notice.  Each holder of a valid registration, upon changing his name or place of residence, shall notify the DMV of the change within 30 days after the change and shall include in the notice both the old and new names and residence addresses.  Any violation of this section is a Category D offense.

SECTION 482.285  Certificates, decals and number plates: Illegibility, loss, mutilation or theft; obtaining of duplicates or substitutes; fees and taxes.

      1.  If any certificate of registration or certificate of title is lost, mutilated or illegible, the person to whom it was issued shall immediately make application for and obtain a duplicate or substitute therefor upon furnishing information satisfactory to the DMV and upon payment of the required fees.

      2.  If any license plate or plates or any decal is lost, mutilated or illegible, the person to whom it was issued shall immediately make application for and obtain:

      (a) A duplicate number plate or a substitute number plate;

      (b) A substitute decal; or

      (c) A combination of both (a) and (b),

as appropriate, upon furnishing information satisfactory to the DMV and payment of the fees.

      3.  If any license plate or plates or any decal is stolen, the person to whom it was issued shall immediately make application for and obtain:

      (a) A substitute number plate;

      (b) A substitute decal; or

      (c) A combination of both (a) and (b),

as appropriate, upon furnishing information satisfactory to the DMV and payment of the fees.

 

SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES AND PARKING PLACARDS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

SECTION 482.3833  “Person with a disability of moderate duration” defined.  “Person with a disability of moderate duration” means a person:

      1.  With a disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk; and

      2.  Whose disability has been certified by a licensed physician as being reversible, but estimated to last longer than 6 months.

SECTION 482.3835  “Person with a disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk” defined.  “Person with a disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk” means a person who:

      1.  Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest;

      2.  Cannot walk without the use of a brace, cane, crutch, wheelchair or prosthetic or other assistive device, or another person;

      3.  Is restricted by a lung disease to such an extent that the person’s forced expiratory volume for 1 second, when measured by a spirometer, is less than 1 liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 millimeters of mercury on room air while the person is at rest;

      4.  Uses portable oxygen;

      5.  Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as a Class III or Class IV according to standards adopted by the American Heart Association;

      6.  Is visually handicapped; or

      7.  Is severely limited in his ability to walk because of an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition.

SECTION 482.3837  “Person with a permanent disability” defined.  “Person with a permanent disability” means a person:

      1.  With a disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk; and

      2.  Whose disability has been certified by a licensed physician as irreversible.

SECTION 482.3839  “Person with a temporary disability” defined.  “Person with a temporary disability” means a person:

      1.  With a disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk; and

      2.  Whose disability has been certified by a licensed physician as estimated to last not longer than 6 months.

SECTION 482.384  Special license plates and special and temporary parking placards and stickers:

      1.  A temporary parking placard or temporary parking sticker is valid only for the period for which a physician has certified the disability, but in no case longer than 6 months. If the temporary disability continues after the period for which the physician has certified the disability, the person with the temporary disability must renew the temporary parking placard or temporary parking sticker before the temporary parking placard or temporary parking sticker expires. The person with the temporary disability shall include with his application for renewal a statement from a licensed physician certifying that the applicant continues to be a person with a temporary disability and the estimated period of the disability.

      2.  A special or temporary parking placard must be displayed in the vehicle when the vehicle is parked by hanging or attaching the placard to the rearview mirror of the vehicle. If the vehicle has no rearview mirror, the placard must be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle in such a manner that the placard can easily be seen from outside the vehicle when the vehicle is parked.

      3.  A special or temporary parking sticker must be affixed to the windscreen of the motorcycle. If the motorcycle has no windscreen, the sticker must be affixed to any other part of the motorcycle which may be easily seen when the motorcycle is parked.

      4.  Special or temporary parking placards, special or temporary parking stickers, or special license plates issued pursuant to this section do not authorize parking in any area on a highway where parking is prohibited by law.

      5.  No person, other than the person certified as being a person with a permanent disability, disability of moderate duration or temporary disability, or a person actually transporting such a person, may use the special license plate or plates or a special or temporary parking placard, or a special or temporary parking sticker issued pursuant to this section to obtain any special parking privileges available pursuant to this section.

      6.  Any person who violates the provisions of subsection 18 is guilty of a Category D offense.

 

PERMITS FOR UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLES

SECTION 482.385  Registration of vehicle of nonresident owner not required; exceptions; registration of vehicle by person upon becoming resident of this State; penalty; taxes and fees; surrender of nonresident license plates and registration certificate; citation for violation.

      1. A nonresident owner of a vehicle of a type subject to registration pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, owning any vehicle which has been registered for the current year in the state, country or other place of which the owner is a resident and which at all times when operated in this State has displayed upon it the registration license plate issued for the vehicle in the place of residence of the owner, may operate or permit the operation of the vehicle within this State without its registration in this State pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and without the payment of any registration fees to this State.

      2.  This section does not:

      (a) Prohibit the use of manufacturers’, distributors’ or dealers’ license plates issued by any state or country by any nonresident in the operation of any vehicle on the public highways of this State.

      (b) Require registration of vehicles of a type subject to registration pursuant to the provisions of this chapter operated by nonresident common motor carriers of persons or property, contract motor carriers of persons or property, or private motor carriers of property as stated in the NRS.

      (c) Require registration of a vehicle operated by a border state employee.

      3.  When a person, formerly a nonresident, becomes a resident of this State, he shall:

      (a) Within 60 days after becoming a resident; or

      (b) At the time he obtains his driver’s license,

whichever occurs earlier, apply for the registration of each vehicle he owns which is operated in this State. When a person, formerly a nonresident, applies for a driver’s license in this State, the Department shall inform the person of the requirements imposed by this subsection and of the penalties that may be imposed for failure to comply with the provisions of this subsection. A citation may be issued pursuant to this subsection only if the violation is discovered when the vehicle is halted or its driver arrested for another alleged violation or offense. A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a Category D offense.

      4.  Any resident operating upon a highway of this State a motor vehicle which is owned by a nonresident and which is furnished to the resident operator for his continuous use within this State, shall cause that vehicle to be registered within 60 days after beginning its operation within this State.

      5.  If a vehicle is used in this State for a gainful purpose, the owner shall immediately apply to the Department for registration, except as otherwise provided in the NRS, inclusive.

      6.  A vehicle may be cited for a violation of this section regardless of whether it is in operation or is parked on a highway, in a public parking lot or on private property which is open to the public if, after communicating with the owner or operator of the vehicle, the peace officer issuing the citation determines that:

      (a) The owner of the vehicle is a resident of this State; or

      (b) The vehicle is used in this State for a gainful purpose.

SECTION 482.396  Permit to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

      1.  A person who is not a dealer, manufacturer or rebuilder may apply to the Department for a permit to operate a vehicle which:

      (a) Is not subject to the provisions of the NRS, inclusive; and

      (b) Is not currently registered in this State, another state or a foreign country, or has been purchased by the applicant from a person who is not a dealer.

      2.  The Department may issue the permit free of charge.

      3.  Each permit must:

      (a) Bear the date of expiration in numerals of sufficient size to be plainly readable from a reasonable distance during daylight;

      (b) Expire at 5 p.m. not more than 60 days after its date of issuance;

      (c) Be affixed to the vehicle in the manner prescribed by the Department; and

      (d) Be removed and destroyed upon its expiration or the issuance of a new permit or a certificate of registration for the vehicle, whichever occurs first.

      4.  The Department may authorize the issuance of more than one permit for the vehicle to be operated by the applicant.

SECTION 482.3963  Temporary permit for owner-lessor to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

      1.  An owner of a vehicle who leases it to a carrier and operates the vehicle pursuant to that lease may apply to the Department for a temporary permit to operate the vehicle if the vehicle:

      (a) Is not subject to the provisions of the NRS;

      (b) Is not currently registered in this State, another state or a foreign country; and

      (c) Is operated at the vehicle’s unladen weight.

      2.  Such a temporary permit must:

      (a) Bear the date of its expiration;

      (b) Expire at 5 p.m. on the 15th day after its date of issuance;

      (c) Be affixed to the vehicle in a manner prescribed by the Department; and

      (d) Be removed and destroyed upon its expiration or upon the issuance of a certificate of registration for the vehicle, whichever occurs first.

      3.  As used in this section, “carrier” means a common motor carrier of passengers as defined in the NRS, a common motor carrier of property as defined in the NRS, a contract motor carrier as defined in the NRS, or a private motor carrier of property as defined in the NRS.

SECTION 482.3965  Temporary permit for short-term lessor to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

      1.  A short-term lessor may apply to the Department for a temporary permit to operate a vehicle which:

      (a) Is not subject to the provisions of the NRS, inclusive; and

      (b) Is not currently registered in this State, another state or a foreign country.

      2.  The Department may, by regulation, establish a reasonable fee for such a permit. When a short-term lessor who has received a temporary permit issued pursuant to this section applies to register the vehicle, the Department shall credit against the amount otherwise due the amount paid by the short-term lessor for the temporary permit.

      3.  A permit must:

      (a) Bear the date of its expiration in numerals of sufficient size to be plainly readable from a reasonable distance during daylight;

      (b) Expire at 5 p.m. on the 30th day after its date of issuance;

      (c) Be affixed to the vehicle in the manner prescribed by the Department; and

      (d) Be removed and destroyed upon its expiration or the issuance of a certificate of registration for the vehicle, whichever occurs first.

IDENTIFICATION OF TRIMOBILES

SECTION 482.441  Certificates of title and registration.  The Department may identify trimobiles as such on certificates of title and registration.

SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

SECTION 482.456  Penalties related to operation of motor vehicle for which registration is suspended or failure to return certificate of registration or license plates.

      1.  A person who has had the registration of his motor vehicle suspended pursuant to the NRS and who drives the motor vehicle for which the registration has been suspended on a highway is guilty of a Category D offense.

The provisions of this subsection do not apply if the period of suspension has expired but the person has not reinstated his registration.

      2.  A person who has had the registration of his motor vehicle suspended pursuant to the NRS and who knowingly allows the motor vehicle for which the registration has been suspended to be operated by another person upon a highway is guilty of a Category D offense.

      3.  A person who willfully fails to return a certificate of registration or the license plates as required pursuant to the NRS, is guilty of a Category D offense.

REPOSSESSION OF VEHICLES AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

SECTION 482.518  Reports of repossession to peace officer and Department.  Any person, firm or corporation who repossesses a vehicle without the knowledge of the registered owner thereof shall immediately report such repossession by written communication to the Tribal Court. The officer to whom the repossession report is made shall forward a copy of such report to the Department and shall not execute such repossession without written permission from the Tribal Court.

 

SPECIAL ANTITHEFT LAWS

SECTION 482.540  Seizure of certain vehicles by police officers.

      1.  Any police officer, without a warrant, may seize and take possession of any vehicle:

      (a) Which is being operated with improper registration;

      (b) Which the officer has probable cause to believe has been stolen;

      (c) On which any motor number, manufacturer’s number or identification mark has been falsely attached, defaced, altered or obliterated; or

      (d) Which contains a part on which was placed or stamped by the manufacturer pursuant to federal law or regulation an identification number or other distinguishing number or mark that has been falsely attached, defaced, altered or obliterated.

      2.  As used in this section, “police officer” means:

      (a) Any peace officer of the Tribe;

SECTION 482.542  Disposition of seized vehicle.

      1.  Any vehicle seized pursuant to SECTION 482.540 may be removed by the Tribal Police to:

      (a) A place designated for the storage of seized property.

      (b) An appropriate place for disposal if that disposal is specifically authorized by statute.

      2.  If disposal of the vehicle is not specifically authorized by statute, the vehicle is subject to forfeiture if it appears to the court that the rightful owner of the vehicle cannot after due diligence be found.

      3.  If a court declares that a vehicle seized pursuant to SECTION 482.540 is forfeited, the Department may:

      (a) Retain it for official use;

      (b) Sell it; or

      (c) Remove it for disposal.

      4.  If at any time after a vehicle is seized pursuant to SECTION 482.540 the rightful owner of the vehicle demands its return, the Tribal Police shall:

      (a) Return the vehicle to him; or

      (b) If the vehicle was declared forfeited by a court and subsequently sold or removed for disposal, pay to him the fair market value of the vehicle at the time of forfeiture.

OFFENSES CONCERNING REGISTRATION, SALE OR LEASE OF VEHICLE; DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES

SECTION 482.544  “Identification number or mark” defined.  As used in SECTION 482.544 to 482.554, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “identification number or mark” means:

      1.  The motor number, other distinguishing number or identification mark of a vehicle required or employed for purposes of registration; or

      2.  The identification number or other distinguishing number or identification mark of a vehicle or part of a motor vehicle that was placed or stamped on that vehicle or part by the manufacturer pursuant to federal law or regulations.

SECTION 482.545  Certain unlawful acts.  It is unlawful for any person to commit any of the following acts:

      1.  To operate, or for the owner thereof knowingly to permit the operation of, upon a highway any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer which is not registered or which does not have attached thereto and displayed thereon the number of plate or plates assigned thereto by the Department for the current period of registration or calendar year, subject to the exemption allowed in the NRS, inclusive, 482.320 to 482.363, inclusive, 482.385 to 482.3965, inclusive, and 482.420.

      2.  To display, cause or permit to be displayed or to have in possession any certificate of registration, license plate, certificate of title or other document of title knowing it to be fictitious or to have been cancelled, revoked, suspended or altered.

      3.  To lend to or knowingly permit the use of by one not entitled thereto any registration card or plate issued to the person so lending or permitting the use thereof.

      4.  To fail or to refuse to surrender to the DMV, upon demand, any registration card or plate which has been suspended, cancelled or revoked as provided in this section, is a Category D offense.

      5.  To use a false or fictitious name or address in any application for the registration of any vehicle or for any renewal or duplicate thereof, or knowingly to make a false statement or knowingly to conceal a material fact or otherwise commit a fraud in an application. A violation of this subsection is a Category B offense.

      6.  Knowingly to operate a vehicle which:

      (a) Has an altered identification number or mark; or

      (b) Contains a part which has an altered identification number or mark.

SECTION 482.547  Unlawful sale, offer of sale or display for sale of motor vehicle; penalty.

      1.  It is unlawful for a person to sell, offer to sell or display for sale any vehicle unless the person is:

      (a) The lienholder, owner or registered owner of the vehicle;

      (b) A repossessor of the vehicle, or holder of a statutory lien on the vehicle, selling the vehicle on a bid basis; or

      (c) A manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder, lessor or dealer licensed under the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to any executor, administrator, sheriff or other person who sells a vehicle pursuant to powers or duties granted or imposed by law.

      3.  A person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be punished:

      (a) If the value of the vehicle sold, offered or displayed is $250 or more, for a category B offense. In addition to any other penalty, the court shall order the person to pay restitution.

      (b) If the value of the vehicle is less than $250, for a Category D offense.

SECTION 482.548  Unlawful display of vehicle for sale or lease.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, it is unlawful for any person to display for the purpose of sale or lease any vehicle upon any vacant lot or unimproved portion of a public right-of-way.

      2.  A registered owner may display for the purpose of sale or lease his vehicle upon a vacant lot if:

      (a) The activity is authorized by the applicable zoning regulations; and

      (b) The displayer is the owner of the lot or has received the written consent of the owner and the evidence of the written consent:

             (1) Is posted on the vehicle in a manner easily seen and read. If the vehicle has a windshield, the consent must be posted inside the windshield, facing outward.

             (2) Is signed by the owner of the vacant lot.

             (3) Contains the name and address of the owner of the vacant lot.

             (4) Contains the name and address of the person who owns the vehicle.

             (5) States the period for which the display is authorized.

      3.  Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a Category D offense.

      4.  This section does not prohibit any dealer of vehicles licensed pursuant to chapter 482 of the NRS from displaying for sale or lease vehicles in the ordinary course of his business.

SECTION 482.551  Unlawful purchase, disposal, sale or transfer of motor vehicle or parts with defaced, destroyed or altered identification number or mark; applicability; penalty.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3 and 4, a person who knowingly:

      (a) Buys with the intent to resell;

      (b) Disposes of;

      (c) Sells; or

      (d) Transfers,

more than one motor vehicle or parts from more than one motor vehicle that have an identification number or mark that is defaced, destroyed or altered to misrepresent the identity or to prevent the identification of the motor vehicles or parts of the motor vehicles, is guilty of a Category B offense.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3 and 4, a person who knowingly possesses with the intent to sell, transfer, import or export more than one motor vehicle or parts from more than one motor vehicle that have an identification number or mark that is defaced, destroyed or altered to misrepresent the identity or prevent the identification of the motor vehicles or parts of the motor vehicles, is guilty of a category B offense.

      3.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a licensed automobile wrecker or salvage pool that in the normal, legal course of business and in good faith, processes a motor vehicle or part of a motor vehicle by crushing, compacting or using other similar methods to process the motor vehicle or part if:

      (a) The identification number or mark of the motor vehicle or part of the motor vehicle was not defaced, destroyed or altered before the processing; or

      (b) The motor vehicle or part of the motor vehicle was obtained from a person described in subsection 4.

      4.  The provisions of this section do not apply to an owner of or person authorized to possess a motor vehicle or part of a motor vehicle:

      (a) If the motor vehicle or part of the motor vehicle was recovered by a law enforcement agency after having been stolen; or

      (b) If the condition of the identification number or mark of the motor vehicle or part of the motor vehicle is known to, or has been reported to, a law enforcement agency.

      5.  Any violation of this section is a Category A offense.

PENALTIES

SECTION 482.555  Falsification of documents; violation is Category C, D, or E offense unless otherwise declared.  In addition to any other penalty provided by this chapter:

      1.  It is a Category B offense for any person knowingly to falsify:

      (a) A dealer’s or rebuilder’s report of sale, as described in the NRS; or

      (b) An application or document to obtain any:

             (1) License;

             (2) Permit; or

             (3) Certificate of title,

issued under the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  It is a Category D offense for any person to violate any of the provisions of this chapter unless such violation is by this section or other provision of this chapter or other law of this Tribe declared to be a Category A or B offense.

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