2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 27 - TAXATION AND FINANCE
Chapter 19 - Motor Vehicle Privilege and Excise Taxes.
27-19-134 - Exemption from licensing requirements when repossessing vehicle.
§ 27-19-134. Exemption from licensing requirements when repossessing vehicle.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, it shall not be unlawful and shall not constitute a violation of this article for any person having a lien on a vehicle, or any person employed by or acting as an agent for such lienholder, to operate a vehicle on the public roads, streets or highways of this state without having a valid license tag or decals affixed thereto or without having paid the privilege license tax or fee for such vehicle. The exemption granted by this section shall apply only to lienholders, their employees and agents when in the actual course of operating a vehicle for the purpose of repossessing and delivering such vehicle to the custody or keeping of the lienholder.
(2) In order to be entitled to the exemption granted by this section, the person operating such vehicle shall have in his possession while operating the vehicle and shall present, upon the demand of any law enforcement officer:
(a) A copy of the title to the vehicle or other document identifying the lienholder and identifying the vehicle by make, model and vehicle identification number; and
(b) If the person operating the vehicle is an employee or agent of the lienholder, written documentation, signed and dated by the lienholder, authorizing and directing such agent or employee to take possession of the vehicle, identifying the agent or employee by name and driver's license number, describing all likely locations of the vehicle at the time the authorization for repossession is given by the lienholder and describing the place where such vehicle is to be delivered when repossession is completed. Any exemption granted by this section shall not extend beyond thirty (30) days from the date of the authorizing document signed by the lienholder.
Sources: Laws, 1991, ch. 452 § 1, eff from and after passage (approved March 29, 1991).
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