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Legal Topics: Automobiles

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 169: Traffic Regulations (includes vehicle safety equipment); popular index topics: Lights (motor vehicle parts); Motor Vehicles
  • Consumer topics can be found in Car Shop, from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. Included are:

  • a guide to Minnesota Car Laws, including the Lemon Law
  • the Car Handbook guide to buying a car, which includes the reminder that "there is no three-day right to cancel a car contract."
  • Car Shops--Truth in Repairs
  • Transferring title, at time of sale or by court order:

  • Car Title Problems, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Court Order to Transfer Motor Vehicle Title, from the Second District (Ramsey County) courts.
  • Settling the vehicle and driver's license records of a deceased family member , from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services Division.

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    Minnesota State Law Library: Legal Topics: Automobiles

    Last updated on October 29, 2012.
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