WVC 17 A- 4 - 6
§17A-4-6. When department to register vehicle and issue new
certificate; file of surrendered certificates.
The department upon receipt of a properly endorsed
certificate of title and proper application for registration
accompanied by the required fee and when satisfied as to the
genuineness and regularity of said transfer and of the right of
the transferee to a certificate of title shall reregister the
vehicle as upon a new registration in the name of the new owner
and issue a new certificate of title as upon an original
The department shall retain and appropriately file every
surrendered certificate of title, such file to be so maintained
as to permit the tracing of title of the vehicles designated
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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