2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 31 - MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 16 - MOTOR VEHICLE FRANCHISES
SECTION 31-16-126. - Use of demo, full use plates; temporary permits.
31-16-126. Use of demo, full use plates; temporary permits.
(a) Vehicles while included as a part of a licensed dealer's inventory may be operated on highways with demo license plates issued pursuant to W.S. 31-16-125, provided that:
(i) Demo plates may only be displayed on vehicles owned by or consigned to the dealership;
(ii) Notwithstanding paragraph (v) of this subsection, a dealer demo plate may only be used on a vehicle operated by a prospective buyer, by a dealership employee with a prospective buyer in the vehicle, or for conducting legitimate dealership business by a dealership employee during normal business hours and for no other purpose except as authorized by the department for good cause shown;
(iii) A dealer demo plate may not be used on any vehicle which has been sold and is in the possession of the purchaser, or upon any vehicle leased or rented by a dealer;
(iv) A demonstration by a prospective buyer cannot exceed seven (7) calendar days;
(v) Owners and employees of the dealership may not operate a vehicle with demo plates for their private purposes or use a demo plate for commercial purposes except as provided by this section;
(vi) Demo plates cannot be displayed on any of the following vehicles owned by the dealership which shall be titled and registered in the name of the dealership:
(A) Tow vehicles;
(B) Parts and delivery vehicles;
(C) Service department loaners;
(D) Courtesy shuttle vehicles;
(E) Rental vehicles; and
(vii) Except as authorized by the department for good cause shown, a dealer demo plate shall not be loaned to charitable organizations, parades or shows;
(viii) A dealer demo plate shall not be loaned or given to any person other than prospective buyers for demonstration purposes;
(ix) Demo plates shall be designated by "DEMO" above or below the plate numbers;
(x) The number of demo plates issued to a dealer shall be subject to W.S. 31-16-125.
(b) Vehicles while included as a part of a licensed dealer's inventory may be operated on highways with full use license plates issued pursuant to W.S. 31-16-125 provided that full use license plates:
(i) Shall be designated by "FULL USE" above or below the plate numbers;
(ii) Shall be limited to no more than fifty percent (50%) of a dealer's allotted demo plates;
(iii) Shall be valid for one (1) year;
(iv) May be used only on vehicles owned and offered for sale by the dealer. Full use plates shall not be used on vehicles owned by the dealership that are commonly used by that dealer as tow trucks, parts vehicles, rental vehicles, courtesy shuttles or haulers;
(v) May be transferred from one (1) vehicle to another freely and without notification to the department;
(vi) May be assigned by a vehicle dealer to the following persons:
(A) Owner or co-owners;
(C) To any person including former, current and prospective customers in order to serve the legitimate business interests of the dealership;
(D) A spouse living in the same household as the licensed dealer.
(c) A vehicle dealer may not use a demo, full use or manufacturer license plate on any vehicle type the dealer is not licensed to sell, as indicated on the dealer's application for a dealer license. No demo, full use, or Wyoming based manufacturer license plate shall be used upon any vehicle rented, or leased by a dealer or Wyoming based manufacturer or upon a wrecker or delivery truck used by a dealer or Wyoming based manufacturer, except that a demo, full use or Wyoming based manufacturer license plate may be used on a vehicle lawfully being repossessed by a dealer or Wyoming based manufacturer. A demo, full use or manufacturer license plate for trailers may be used on a trailer being used by a dealer or Wyoming based manufacturer to transport a boat if the boat:
(i) Is being transported for the purpose of demonstration or sale; and
(ii) Is included in the dealer's or manufacturer's inventory.
(d) Vehicles may be operated without registration for forty-five (45) days from the date of purchase when displaying a temporary license permit issued by a licensed dealer or the department. The form and display of the temporary license permit shall be prescribed by the department.
Note: Effective 1/1/2016 this section will read as:
Vehicles may be operated without registration for sixty (60) days from the date of purchase when displaying a temporary license permit issued by a licensed dealer or the department. The form and display of the temporary license permit shall be prescribed by the department.
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