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
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
7 - SPECIAL STICKERS
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 3A. VEHICLE COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL CLEAN AIR STANDARDS AND VEHICLE SAFETY.
Acts, 2003 Reg. Sess., Ch. 155.
Before a motor vehicle not originally manufactured in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States Clean Air Act and the Motor Vehicle Safety Act can be sold to a consumer in this state, the seller must provide the purchaser with full written disclosure of all modifications performed to the vehicle. This disclosure consists of a description phrased in terms reasonably understandable to a consumer with no specialized technical training, accompanied by a copy of the technical submissions made to the environmental protection agency and Department of Transportation in order to obtain certification of compliance. Failure to make this disclosure renders the sale voidable.
(a) Before any imported vehicle which has not previously been
titled or registered in the United States may be titled in this state, the applicant must submit: (1) A manufacturer's certificate of origin issued by the actual vehicle manufacturer together with a notarized translation thereof; or (2) the documents constituting valid proof of ownership by an individual owner or exporter and evidencing a change of such ownership to the applicant, together with a notarized translation of any document; or (3) with regard to vehicles imported from countries which cancel the vehicle registration and title for export, the documents assigned to such vehicle after the registration and title have been canceled, together with a notarized translation thereof, and proof satisfactory to the division that the motor vehicle complies with the United States Clean Air Act and the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
(b) In the event that the documents submitted as required by subsection (a) of this section do not name as owner the current applicant for a certificate of title, the applicant must also submit reliable proof of a chain of title. For those countries which utilize documents of registration rather than a certificate of title, proof of a chain of title for purposes of this subsection shall be accomplished by presenting the change of ownership certificate referred to in subsection (a) of this section.