2021 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 11 - Registration of Snowmobiles, Motorboats and Limited Use Vehicles
Article 48-B - Registration of All Terrain Vehicles
2285 - Certificate of Registration.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 2285 (2021)

§ 2285. Certificate of registration. 1. Certificate. Upon the filing of the application and payment of the fee as provided in this article, the commissioner shall assign to such ATV a distinctive number, and, without further expense to the applicant, issue a certificate of registration, in such manner and form as the commissioner shall prescribe. In the event of the loss, mutilation or destruction of any certificate of registration, the owner of the registered ATV may file such statement and proof of the facts as the commissioner shall require with a fee of three dollars, with the department, for the issuance of a duplicate or substitute.

2. Carrying certificate. Every person operating an ATV registered in accordance with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon demand of any magistrate, police officer or peace officer, when acting pursuant to his special duties, produce for inspection the certificate of registration for such ATV and shall furnish to such person any information necessary for the identification of such ATV and its owner. The failure to produce the certificate of registration as provided herein shall not be an offense, but shall be presumptive evidence of operating an ATV which is not registered as required by this article.

3. Change of residence. It shall be the duty of every owner holding a certificate of registration to notify the department, in writing, of any change of residence of such owner within ten days after such change occurs, and to inscribe on such certificate, in the place provided a record of such change of residence.

4. Change of ownership. Whenever an ATV is transferred, the certificate of registration shall be properly signed and executed by the owner showing that the ownership of the ATV has been transferred and such certificate shall be given to the new owner. In the case of transfer, except a transfer to a registered dealer, the new owner shall apply for a new certificate by completing an application for registration. Such application shall be submitted to the department together with old certificate of registration, properly signed by the previous owner, and the required fee of ten dollars. The old certificate of registration, properly signed by the previous owner or other indicia as prescribed by regulation of the commissioner, shall constitute a temporary registration for such new owner for a period determined by the commissioner from the date such ATV was transferred to the new owner. In the event that such ATV was purchased from a registered dealer, the application must be accompanied by the old certificate of registration transferred to the dealer, the required fee, and by any other forms or documents completed and submitted as prescribed by the commissioner.

5. Destruction, theft or removal from state. It shall be the duty of every owner of an ATV registered pursuant to the provisions of this article to notify the department, in writing, of the destruction, theft or permanent removal of such ATV from the state, within fifteen days of acquiring knowledge thereof. In the event of destruction or theft, the certificate or registration shall be surrendered with such notice.

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