Section 32-6-212

Issuance by certain manufacturers, dealers, etc.; bond or balance sheet in lieu thereof.

(a) A manufacturer of a mobile home, trailer coach, travel trailer, house trailer, semitrailer or trailer, including a utility trailer, manufactured on a chassis or undercarriage as an integral part thereof drawn by a self-propelled vehicle who has a manufacturing, constructing, or assembling plant in this state may make application to the department for authority to issue temporary license plates and temporary registration certificates in connection with such mobile homes, trailer coaches, travel trailers, house trailers, semitrailers or trailers, including utility trailers, manufactured by it in this state and which are to be permanently licensed in some state other than Alabama. A dealer in mobile homes, trailer coaches, travel trailers, house trailers, semitrailers or trailers, including utility trailers, may also make application to the department for authority to issue temporary license plates and temporary registration certificates in connection with such vehicles sold by it which are to be permanently licensed in some state other than the State of Alabama.

(b) A manufacturer of a boat who has a manufacturing, constructing, or assembling plant in this state may make application to the department for authority to issue a temporary license plate and temporary registration certificate in connection with the boat trailer used to transport such boat manufactured by it in this state when the boat is to be domiciled in some state other than Alabama. A dealer in boats may also make application to the department for authority to issue temporary license plates and temporary registration certificates in connection with a boat trailer used to transport a boat sold by it which is to be domiciled in some state other than the State of Alabama.

(c) If approved by the department, such manufacturer or dealer shall enter into a bond with a corporate surety authorized to do business in this state as surety thereon, payable to the State of Alabama in a sum as provided for in Section 40-12-398. Provided that a manufacturer or dealer who has entered into a bond pursuant to Section 32-8-34, 32-20-22, or 40-12-398, shall not be required to obtain another bond pursuant to this section. Such manufacturer or dealer may perform its duties under this division either personally or through any of its officers or employees.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-817, p. 1516, §3; Act 2018-366, §1.)