Electronic Titling for New Vehicles

Electronic Titling for New Vehicles

Summary:

This Act allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish an electronic titling program for new motor vehicles. The DMV will refrain from issuing a certificate of title in paper form and, instead, shall create only the electronic record of such title to be retained by the Department in its existing electronic title record system with a notation that no certificate of title has been printed on paper. The owner of a vehicle will be deemed to have obtained and the Department will be deemed to have issued, a certificate of title when the electronic record has been created. An owner or lienholder listed on an electronic title record may at any time request and the Department shall provide a paper certificate of title for the vehicle. All transfers of vehicle ownership, with certain exceptions, are required to have a paper certificate of title.

Submitted as:
State: Virginia
Chapter 650 (S. 686)
Status: Became law in April 2012

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