West Virginia Code
1 - WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED
2 - DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES
2A - UNIFORM MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS
2B - CONSOLIDATION OF THE REGULATIO
3 - ORIGINAL AND RENEWAL OF REGISTR
3A - VEHICLE COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERA
4 - TRANSFERS OF TITLE OR INTEREST
4A - LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES ON VEHI
5 - PERMITS TO NONRESIDENT OWNERS
6 - LICENSING OF DEALERS AND WRECKE
6A - MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS, DISTRIB
6B - LICENSE SERVICES
6C - AUTOMOBILE AUCTION BUSINESSES
6D - DAILY PASSENGER RENTAL CAR BUS
6E - MOTOR VEHICLE SALESPERSON LICE
8 - SPECIAL ANTITHEFT LAWS
9 - OFFENSES AGAINST REGISTRATION L
10 - FEES FOR REGISTRATION, LICENS
11 - PENALTIES
12 - SEVERABILITY AND EFFECT OF CH
CHAPTER 17A. MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, AND ANTITHEFT PROVISIONS.
ARTICLE 7. SPECIAL STICKERS.
§17A-7-1. Operation of vehicles by financial institution or wrecker under special stickers; application and fees; expiration.
The commissioner may upon application issue to a banking institution, insurance company, entity in the business of repossessing motor vehicles, finance company, or other type of lending or financial institution, or a person engaged exclusively in wrecking or dismantling vehicles, a paper sticker or decal to be affixed to the left side of the rear window of a motor vehicle or at a place on any other type vehicle as designated by the commissioner. The sticker or decal shall be of a size to be designated by the commissioner and shall be serially numbered and shall have provision thereon to indicate the date of issuance. The division shall charge a fee of $1 per sticker. The sticker or decal shall be valid for the operation of a vehicle, whether under its own power or while being towed, one time only over the streets or highways of this state, and upon being once affixed to a vehicle shall become invalid for subsequent use on that or any other vehicle. The commissioner may require, as a condition for the issuance of the permit, insurance as he or she determines appropriate.
§17A-7-2. Operation of motor vehicles by dealers or other persons under special stickers; application and fees; expiration.
(a) A member of the West Virginia State Police may at any detachment office, upon application therefor on a form prescribed by the commissioner, issue to a licensed dealer or any other person other than those specified in section one of this article, a paper sticker or decal to be affixed to the left side of the rear window of a motor vehicle or to the left rear of a vehicle which is not self-propelled. Such sticker or decal shall be of a size to be designated by the commissioner and shall be serially numbered and shall have provision thereon to indicate the date of issuance thereof.
(b) A fee of $10 per sticker shall be collected. The Division of Motor Vehicles may adjust the fee for each sticker every five years on September 1, based on the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics most current Consumer Price Index: Provided, That an increase in such fee may not exceed ten percent of the total fee amount in a single year. The fees will be dispersed as follows: Half shall be deposited in the State Road Fund and half shall be deposited in the special revenue account within the Division of Highways for the maintenance of the West Virginia welcome centers and rest areas along interstate highways in this state.
(c) Such sticker or decal shall be valid for forty-eight hours after its issuance for the operation of a vehicle, whether under its own power or while being towed, one time only over the streets or highways, and upon being once affixed to a vehicle shall become invalid for subsequent use on that or any other vehicle.
(d) The provisions of this section enacted in 2017 take effect on July 1, 2017.
§17A-7-3. Operation of house trailer under special stickers; application and fees; expiration; issuance of special stickers to holders of Class B registration plates.
Upon application therefor on a form prescribed by him or her the commissioner may issue to the owner of a house trailer a special one-movement sticker of such design and content, as may be prescribed by him or her: Provided, That such special sticker shall not be issued to any house trailer or trailer dealer. Such sticker shall be valid for the movement of a house trailer one time only over the streets and highways of this state, and no more than one such sticker may be issued for the same house trailer while owned by the same person. A fee of $2 shall be received by the department for each special sticker. In order that any holder of a Class B registration plate who is engaged in the business of moving house trailers for hire may move a house trailer at the request of the owner thereof without the delay which would be incident to such owner obtaining a special one-movement sticker, any such holder may from time to time apply to the commissioner for a supply of said special one-movement stickers, and upon proper application therefor on a form prescribed by the commissioner and payment of the fee for each such sticker hereinbefore in this section prescribed, the commissioner shall issue to such holder a supply of serially numbered stickers, not in excess of twenty-five upon any one application. Before moving any such house trailer, the holder of the Class B registration plate who has obtained a supply of such special one-movement stickers shall issue such a sticker to the owner thereof and shall make certain that such sticker is affixed to the house trailer prior to the movement thereof. No refund or credit of fees paid by the holder of any such Class B registration plate for any such special one-movement sticker shall be made or allowed.