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A Minitruck is defined as a foreign-manufactured import vehicle or domestic-manufactured vehicle which (§60-121.01):

  1. is powered by an internal combustion engine with a piston or rotor displacement of one thousand five hundred cubic centimeters or less,
  2. is sixty-seven (67) inches or less in width,
  3. has a dry weight of four thousand two hundred (4,200) pounds or less,
  4. travels on four (4) or more tires,
  5. has a top speed of approximately fifty-five (55) miles per hour,
  6. is equipped with a bed or compartment for hauling,
  7. has an enclosed passenger cab - the passenger area of the vehicle which provides seating for the driver or passengers that is fully closed in and surrounded or confined by doors and windows. Such windows must be permanently affixed to the vehicle or a permanently installed part of an access door to the vehicle's passenger area and shall be designed to provide the driver full visibility for safe operation on the roadways. Doors must be fully functioning doors affixed to the vehicle on hinges. The roof and doors must be made out of a solid material. Cloth, canvas, or other such items are not considered solid materials.
  8. is equipped with:
    • headlights;
    • tailights;
    • turnsignals;
    • windshield wipers;
    • a rearview mirror;
    • an occupant protection system;
  9. has a four-speed, five-speed, or automatic transmission.

Application for Certificate of Title is made to the County Treasurer in the county where you reside and must be obtained within thirty (30) days of purchase of the vehicle.

Purchased Before January 1, 2011

To obtain a Certificate of Title for a minitruck purchased prior to January 1, 2011, one of the following documents must be presented to the the County Treasurer:

  1. A Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) OR Bill of Sale OR Manufacturer's or Importer's Certificate
    AND
  2. An Affidavit for Verification of Ownership of an ATV, Minibike, UTV or Minitruck completed by the owner affirming ownership

OR One of the following:

  • Certificate of Title – properly assigned
  • Vehicle's registration and a notarized Bill of Sale if previous state was not a title issuing state
  • Vehicle's registered by the U.S. Military: U.S.: Military Registration Document
  • Vehicle's sold by the U.S. Government: U.S. Department of State Certificate of Title
  • Court Order

AND all of the following documents:

Purchased on or after January 1, 2011

To obtain a Certificate of Title for a minitruck purchased on or after January 1, 2011, one of the following documents must be presented to the the County Treasurer:

  1. A Manufacturer’s or Importer's Certificate
    AND
  2. An Affidavit for Verification of Ownership of an ATV, Minibike, UTV or Minitruck completed by the owner affirming ownership

OR One of the following:

  • Certificate of Title – properly assigned
  • Vehicle's registration and a notarized Bill of Sale if previous state was not a title issuing state
  • Vehicle's registered by the U.S. Military: U.S.: Military Registration Document
  • Vehicle's sold by the U.S. Government: U.S. Department of State Certificate of Title
  • Court Order

AND all of the following documents:

If the model year cannot be determined, the title will be issued with the model year indicated as the year the application for title is presented.

If the minitruck does not have a manufacturer's identification number, you will need to submit a properly completed Assigned ID Number Application to the Department of Motor Vehicles so that an State assigned identification number can be issued prior to application for title. Refer to Assigned ID Number for additional information.

 

 

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