Director Maile reported that office space was available in the Jim Thorpe building
at the Capitol Complex. The area is in the upper basement level. Remodeling is required
but the costs would be deducted from rent. The location offers a degree of permanence
since it is in a State building. Several conference and meeting rooms would be available.
The facility is close to other government agencies and the parking is adequate. Commissioners
were faborable to the suggested change.
Department of Consumer Credit is sending letters to all dealers remninding them to
submit Notification Filings if they provide financing. DOCC personnel are now participating
in the Commission education program.
Maile reported that letters were sent to those delinquent on fines instructing them
to bring their accounts current by year-end, or be subject to appearance before the
Maile reported that legislation is planned to assess a $2.00 fee for members of the
public that buy a used car at auction. The fee would be submitted to the UMV&PC and
be structured similar to the fee currently charged at the insurance pools. Legislative
Liaison Curt Roggow said that Senator Newberry will sponsor the bill.
Staff completed 22 inspections, handled 23 complaints and conducted 20 informal hearings
Thirty dealers attended the on-site education program in December.
Rule Violations Hit the Bottom Line - Oklahoma used motor vehicle dealers are finding
that failure to comply with state and federal regulations can have a negative impact
on store profits.
Out-Of-State Reassignment - Licensed Oklahoma motor vehicle dealers are allowed
to reassign other states’ certificates of title, including tribal titles.
Open Safety Recalls - Independent dealers have three primary choices when faced
with selling a vehicle subject to an open safety recall. Points to consider when
establishing dealership policy are here.
Title Assignment Date - The Motor Vehicle Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission
issued a reminder that the certificate of title assignment date is the date of ownership
transfer, not the date the title is completed or entered into the OTC system. Here
is more info on Completion of the Certificate of Title.