2007 California Vehicle Code Article 2. Inspection And Cancellation Of Titles For Exported Vehicles

CA Codes (veh:6160-6162)

VEHICLE CODE
SECTION 6160-6162



6160.  The Legislature finds and declares that when vehicles are
exported and their title records are not amended to reflect
exportation, it is conducive to vehicle theft and insurance fraud.
The certificates of title issued by this state are used in insurance
frauds in which a claimant falsely states that a vehicle has been
stolen or uses that certificate to fraudulently procure insurance
when in fact the vehicle has previously been exported from the United
States. In the interest of the general welfare of the people of this
state, and in order to combat vehicle theft and insurance fraud, it
is necessary that the department's record of title reflect the fact
that a vehicle is being exported either temporarily or permanently,
based upon the true owner's declaration prior to exportation.



6161.  For the purposes of this chapter, the following provisions
and definitions apply to the following terms:
   (a) "Certified record of permanent exportation" shall include all
of the following:
   (1) The titled owner's name and address.
   (2) A description of the vehicle, including year, make, body type,
vehicle identification number, license registration number, and
state registration.
   (3) The destination of vehicle.
   (4) The purpose of export, whether sale, lease, or personal use.
   (b) "Declaration that the vehicle will not be permanently located
outside the United States" shall include the items specified in
paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a), and shall also
state the period of time for which it is anticipated that the vehicle
will be outside the United States.
   (c) "Export" means the shipping or transporting of a vehicle out
of the United States by means other than its own power or that of a
vehicle drawing or towing it.
   (d) "Owner" means the owner of record indicated in a certificate
of title issued by this state and includes an agent of that owner
acting under a valid power of attorney executed by an owner.
   (e) "Title" means the certificate of ownership issued by the
department pursuant to Section 4450, but excludes a salvage
certificate, as described in Section 11515, a nonrepairable vehicle
certificate, as defined in Section 432, and an acquisition bill of
sale, as described in Section 11519.
   (f) "Vehicle" means every device designed for transportation of
persons or property upon land, for which a certificate of title is
required.



6161.  For the purposes of this act, the term:
   (a) "Certified record of permanent exportation" shall include the
following:
   (1) Titled owner's name and address.
   (2) Description of the vehicle, including year, make, body type,
vehicle identification number, license registration number, and state
registration.
   (3) Destination of vehicle.
   (4) Purpose of export, whether sale, lease, or personal use.
   (b) "Declaration that the vehicle will not be permanently located
outside the United States" shall include the items specified in
paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a), and shall also
state the period of time for which it is anticipated that the vehicle
will be outside the United States.
   (c) "Export" means the shipping or transporting of a vehicle out
of the United States by means other than its own power or that of a
vehicle drawing or towing it.
   (d) "Owner" means the owner of record indicated in a certificate
of title issued by this state and includes an agent of that owner
acting under a valid power of attorney executed by an owner.
   (e) "Title" means the certificate of ownership issued by the
department pursuant to Section 4450, but excludes a salvage
certificate as described in Section 11515 and an acquisition bill of
sale as described in Section 11519.
   (f) "Vehicle" means every device designed for transportation of
persons or property upon land, for which a certificate of title is
required.



6162.  An owner of a vehicle who seeks to export a vehicle titled in
this state shall appear at the department with the certificate of
title to ascertain whether there are any liens of record outstanding
and whether the person exporting the vehicle is the lawful owner.  If
the certificate of title is found to be in proper order and no
unsatisfied lien appears, the department shall enter into its record
of title that the vehicle is intended for permanent exportation from
the United States.  If the owner certifies by filing a declaration
with the department that the vehicle will not be permanently located
outside the United States, and that he or she intends to return the
vehicle to the United States, the department shall enter into its
record of title a declaration that the vehicle will not be
permanently located outside the United States until notification by
the owner that the vehicle has been returned.

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