2005 Arizona Revised Statutes - Revised Statutes §28-2095  Restored salvage certificate of title; inspections; definitions

A. If a salvage vehicle as defined in section 28-2091 is rebuilt or restored to operation, the owner of the motor vehicle shall not transfer the motor vehicle until a restored salvage certificate of title has been issued pursuant to this section.

B. On application for a restored salvage certificate of title, the department shall conduct a level two or level three inspection of the vehicle that is the subject of the application to determine its proper identity pursuant to section 28-2011. The inspection may include a review of bills of sale and invoices for component parts used in the reconstruction process. If the department is unable to conduct a level three inspection for a restored salvage certificate of title within twenty days after a request is made, the department shall conduct an inspection of the vehicle within forty-eight hours after the twenty day period.

C. The seller or agent of a seller of a salvage vehicle as defined in section 28-2091 shall inform the purchaser of a salvage vehicle that ownership documentation for certain replacement parts used in the repair of the salvage vehicle is required in connection with the inspection prescribed by this section.

D. A person who possesses a salvage vehicle as defined in section 28-2091 and who submits it for inspection as prescribed by this section shall submit to the department paperwork that is satisfactory to the director. Satisfactory paperwork may include copies of invoices, notarized bills of sale or other acceptable proof of ownership for component parts.

E. If proper ownership documentation for a component part is not submitted as required by this section, the department may seize the component part.

F. If the department finds a stolen component part in a vehicle while conducting an inspection provided for under this section, the department shall seize the component part pursuant to section 28-4594.

G. The department shall deposit, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, any proceeds resulting from the seizure and forfeiture of a component part pursuant to subsection E or F of this section in the vehicle inspection and title enforcement fund established by section 28-2012.

H. Any person who sells a vehicle for which a restored salvage certificate of title has been issued and who knows a restored salvage certificate of title has been issued for the vehicle shall disclose to the buyer before completion of the sale that the vehicle is a restored salvage vehicle.

I. For the purposes of this section:

1. For passenger vehicles, "component parts" includes the cowl or firewall, front end assembly, rear clip, including the roof panel, the roof panel if installed separately and the frame or any portion of the frame, or in the case of a unitized body, the supporting structure that serves as the frame, each door, the hood, each fender or quarter panel, the deck lid or hatchback, each bumper, transmissions or transaxles and an engine or motor. For the purposes of this paragraph:

(a) "Front end assembly" includes the hood, fenders, bumper, radiator and supporting members for these items. For vehicles with a unitized body, the front end assembly also includes the frame support members.

(b) "Rear clip" includes the roof, quarter panels, trunk lid, floor pan, rear bumper and support members for these items.

2. For trucks or truck-type or bus-type vehicles, "component parts" includes the cab, the frame or any portion of the frame, and in the case of a unitized body, the supporting structure that serves as a frame, the cargo compartment floor panel, the passenger compartment floor pan, the roof panel, transmissions or transaxles, engines or motors, each door, the hood, each fender or quarter panel, each bumper, the tailgate and all component parts that are included in paragraph 1 of this subsection and that are not listed in this paragraph if the part is replaced.

3. For motorcycles, "component parts" includes the engine or motor, transmission or transaxle, frame, front fork, crankcase and fairing and any other body molding.

4. "Restored salvage certificate of title" means a certificate of title issued to a vehicle that has been restored and for which a salvage certificate of title or a dismantle certificate of title has been issued.


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