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An Assembled Vehicle is a vehicle originally manufactured or assembled less than 30 years prior to application for a certificate of title and which is materially altered from its construction by the removal, addition or substitution of new or used major component parts unless such major component parts were replaced under warranty by the original manufacturer of the vehicle.  

A major component part is defined as one of the following §60-120:

  • Engine (Motor) - with or without accessories
  • Transmission
  • Nose - the portion of the body from the front to the firewall when acquired or transferred as a complete unit (§60-125)
  • Frame - the portion of a vehicle upon which other components are affixed, such as the engine, body or transmission (§60-116)
  • Body - the portion of a vehicle determining its shape and appearance and is attached to the frame but does not include the box or bed for a truck (§60-105)
  • Door
  • Rear Clip – means two or more of the following, all dismantled from the same vehicle: (§60-128)
    1. a quarter panel or fender;
    2. floor panel assembly;
    3. trunk lid or gate.
  • Cowl – means the portion of the vehicle house the firewall, windshield and instrument panel.

Once the vehicle has been completely assembled a Vehicle Inspection and an Assigned ID Number is required prior to issuance of a title. The vehicle and the required supporting documentation (see below) must be presented to the local County Sheriff for an inspection which includes an examination of the vehicle, notation of the current odometer reading and a comparison of the VINs. To pass inspection, the VIN on the title must be found on the vehicle.

The fee for the Sheriff’s Inspection is $10.00. The Sheriff’s Inspection expires 90 days after the date of inspection.

An Assigned ID Number Application, along with a $20.00 fee, photocopies of all supporting documentation and the original of the Sheriff’s Inspection must be submitted to the Driver and Vehicle Records Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Once the Assigned ID Number plate is manufactured it is mailed to the applicant. After the new Assigned ID Number has been properly affixed to the vehicle, a title can be issued.

To obtain a Certificate of Title for an assembled vehicle the supporting documentation must be surrendered to the County Treasurer along with an Application for Certificate of Title. The fee for issuance of a Certificate of Title is $10.00. Please contact your Motor Vehicle Office for information regarding acceptable methods of payment.

Supporting Documentation

  • A Certificate of Title for one or more major component part. An assembled title will not be issued without this – no exceptions
  • For any additional parts:
    • MCO’s
    • Certificates of Title
    • Bills of Sale
    • Junking Receipts
    • Parts Vehicle Bill of Sale
    • Sheriff’s Inspection Statement
    • Sworn Affidavit attesting to the fact the Assigned ID Number has been properly affixed to the vehicle. (The DMV provides this Affidavit to the applicant along with the Assigned ID Number plate.)

The title for an assembled vehicle will show “Assembled” as the make and the year will be the year the vehicle was assembled.

For vehicles originally manufactured more than 30 years prior to application for title with one or more major component parts replaced by parts that are essentially the same in design and material to that originally supplied by the manufacturer for the specific year, make and model of the vehicle, please refer to Assembled Classic Motor Vehicles.

Affidavit for Self-Assembled Trailer


Questions regarding Assembled Motor Vehicles may be addressed by email or by phone at (402) 471-3918.