(b) If perfection occurs through the notice of lien form pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, an application for certificate of title must be received by the division of motor vehicles within sixty days after the date of purchase of the vehicle or refinancing of such purchase in order to maintain the perfected status of such lien or encumbrance. When an application is not filed within the time prescribed, the lien or encumbrance shall become unperfected on the sixty-first day following the purchase or refinancing date of the vehicle. If an application for a certificate of title is received by the division on or after the sixty-first day, the new perfection date for the lien or encumbrance is the date the application for a certificate of title is received by the division. Nothing in this section extends the sixty-day title application filing requirement of section four, article four of this chapter. The name and address of the lien holder shall be recorded on this title by the division in either electronic or paper format.
(c) No certificate of title for a vehicle shall be issued unless an application is delivered to the division of motor vehicles.
(d) In all transactions involving a purchase money lien or encumbrance upon a motor vehicle, the motor vehicle dealer shall collect and remit to the division of motor vehicles the title, tax and registration fees required under section four, article three of this chapter and file and record with the division of motor vehicles any lien created as a result of the transaction: Provided, That a motor vehicle dealer may remit the title, tax and registration fees through any license service that is licensed by the division of motor vehicles.
(e) No fee may be charged by a motor vehicle dealer for its services required under this section except that fee authorized by section one-b, article six of this chapter or subdivision (6), subsection (a), section one hundred nine, article three, chapter forty-six-a of this code.
(f) For purposes of this section, a purchase money lien or encumbrance is defined to include: (1) A lien taken or retained by the seller or the vehicle to secure all or a part of its price; (2) a lien taken by a person who by making advances or incurring an obligation gives value to enable another to acquire rights in or the use of a vehicle if such value is so used; and (3) the refinancing of either of the foregoing for the sole purpose of repaying a loan secured by the vehicle.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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