WVC 17 A- 4 - 3
§17A-4-3. New owner must secure registration and certificate of
The transferee before operating or permitting the operation
of such vehicle upon a highway shall apply for and obtain the
registration thereof, as upon an original registration, except as
otherwise permitted in sections thirteen and fifteen, article
six, or by any other provisions of this chapter: Provided,
such transferee may operate such vehicle under the registration
of its previous owner for a period of not more than ten days as
provided in section one, article three of this chapter.
A transferee shall at the same time present the certificate
of title endorsed and assigned as hereinbefore provided to the
department and make application for and obtain a new certificate
of title for such vehicle, except as otherwise permitted in
sections four and five of this article.