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IC 9-18-7
     Chapter 7. Temporary Registration and Trip Permits

IC 9-18-7-1
Temporary registration permits
    
Sec. 1. (a) A person may apply for and receive a temporary registration permit for a motor vehicle, semitrailer, trailer designed to be used with a semitrailer, or recreational vehicle.
    (b) A temporary registration permit is valid for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of issuance and authorizes the use of the motor vehicle, semitrailer, trailer designed to be used with a semitrailer, or recreational vehicle on the highways if any of the following conditions exist:
        (1) The person has purchased or otherwise obtained the vehicle in Indiana and will be titling or registering the vehicle in another state or foreign country.
        (2) The person is a resident of Indiana and is intending to move to another state and the current vehicle registration or temporary permit will expire before the person moves.
        (3) The person is a resident of Indiana and the vehicle registration in another state has expired and the person has applied for an Indiana title for the vehicle.
        (4) The person owns and operates the vehicle and the person:
            (A) does not operate the vehicle as a lessor; and
            (B) moves the empty vehicle from one (1) lessee-carrier to another.
        (5) The person owns a vehicle for which emissions testing is required and the vehicle will require further mechanical repairs in order to comply with the emissions testing requirements.
    (c) The bureau shall prescribe the form of a temporary registration permit.
    (d) A temporary registration permit shall be displayed on a vehicle in a manner determined by the bureau.
    (e) Subject to IC 9-25-1-2, a temporary registration permit may be obtained under this section if the owner of the vehicle provides proof of financial responsibility in the amounts specified under IC 9-25 in a form required by the bureau.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.61-1994, SEC.1; P.L.93-1997, SEC.4; P.L.125-2012, SEC.106; P.L.262-2013, SEC.69.

IC 9-18-7-1.5
Repealed
    
(Repealed by P.L.125-2012, SEC.107.)

IC 9-18-7-2
Trip permits
    
Sec. 2. (a) A trip permit may be issued for:
        (1) a vehicle that could be operated in Indiana for a period of seventy-two (72) hours instead of full registration; and


        (2) both interstate and intrastate travel.
    (b) A trip permit may not be used to evade full registration.
    (c) The department of state revenue or agents for the department of state revenue may issue trip permits under rules adopted under IC 4-22-2.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.93-1997, SEC.6.

IC 9-18-7-3
International Registration Plan applicants; temporary registration authorizations
    
Sec. 3. (a) A document shall be issued to a person applying for registration under the International Registration Plan.
    (b) The document described under subsection (a) serves as a temporary registration authorization pending issuance of a permanent registration plate and cab card.
    (c) The document must be carried in the vehicle for which the document is issued.
    (d) The department of state revenue shall issue the temporary registration authorization under rules adopted by the department of state revenue under IC 4-22-2.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.61-1996, SEC.20; P.L.93-1997, SEC.7.

IC 9-18-7-4
Delivery permits
    
Sec. 4. (a) An Indiana resident who owns a vehicle required to be registered under this title may, for the purpose of delivering or having delivered the vehicle to the residence or place of business of the resident, apply for and obtain a temporary permit that allows the person or the person's agent or employee to operate the vehicle upon the highways without obtaining a certificate of title or registration for the vehicle. The permit is valid for not more than ninety-six (96) hours.
    (b) A person must do the following to obtain a permit under this section:
        (1) Pay the required fee with the application.
        (2) Provide proof of financial responsibility in the amounts specified under IC 9-25 in the form required by the bureau.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.118-2001, SEC.2.

IC 9-18-7-5
Violations
    
Sec. 5. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.6.

IC 9-18-7-6
Hunter's permits
    
Sec. 6. (a) When a hunter's permit is applied for under this section, the department of state revenue shall issue a hunter's permit

to a common carrier (as defined under IC 8-2.1-17-4) that contracts for common carrier services from an individual who owns and operates a motor vehicle subject to the International Registration Plan.
    (b) If a motor vehicle under subsection (a) is registered in the name of the common carrier that contracts for services from the person who is the owner and operator of the motor vehicle, when the person no longer provides services to the common carrier, the common carrier shall transfer a hunter's permit issued to the common carrier under subsection (a) to the person upon the person's request. The common carrier may charge the person receiving the hunter's permit an amount that does not exceed the amount the common carrier paid for the hunter's permit under subsection (a).
    (c) A hunter's permit transferred to a person under subsection (b) allows the person to move the motor vehicle under subsection (a) within Indiana for thirty (30) days to search for a new independent contract for services with a common carrier without first registering the motor vehicle.
    (d) The department of state revenue shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this section.
As added by P.L.93-1997, SEC.8.