Specialty constructed vehicles, AZ form

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MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION
ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
POLICY AND PROCEDURE DATE:
Updated
12-2005
POLICY TITLE:
SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED VEHICLES
SUPERCEDES:
N/A
POLICY NO:
ENF 500.75
TOTAL PAGES:
10
I. PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officers to complete vehicle verifications on Specially Constructed vehicles. II. POLICY
ARS 28-2051 defines a specially constructed vehicle as any vehicle not originally constructed under a distinctive name, make, model or type by a generally recognized manufacturer of vehicles.
It is the policy of the Motor Vehicle Division, in accordance with ARS 28-2051, that every vehicle titled and registered by the Division must be identified by the name of the manufacturer, a brief description of the vehicle and the vehicle serial number. Additionally, for the purpose of obtaining a more complete description of the vehicle, ARS 28-2051.B.9 requires the applicant to indicate on the title and registration application that the vehicle is specially constructed.
It is the policy of the Division, in accordance with ARS 28-2051 and ARS 28-2052, that every vehicle to be titled and registered by the Division, that is Specially Constructed or appears to be Specially Constructed, shall require an inspection by the Division to determine make, year, body style, and serial number. A Level I Inspection can verify this inspection. When applicable, a Level II or Level III inspection may be required.
It is the policy of the Division, in accordance with ARS 28-921, that every specially constructed vehicle to be titled and registered by the division shall meet the equipment requirements as required by statute. (Title only vehicles will be exempt from equipment requirements).
Satisfactory proof of ownership for specially constructed vehicles includes ownership documents for all the essential parts used in constructing a vehicle. Ownership documents may include: manufacturer invoices, certificates of origin, vehicle titles, dismantle permits, registrations, and bills of sale, all of which must describe the vehicle or the vehicles from which the parts are obtained.
These documents and any additional documents that the Division determines are necessary must be presented at the time of vehicle inspection and application for title and/or registration of a specially constructed vehicle.
If the Division determines that satisfactory proof of ownership does not exist, then the applicant may be required to apply for a bond title as set forth in ARS 28-2057.
In conjunction with the statute definition, there are six types of specially constructed vehicles that are titled by the Division:
1. Kit Vehicles
2. Dune Buggies
3. Sand Rails
4. Homemade Trailers
5. Motorcycles
6. Glider Kits

1. Kit Vehicle
A kit vehicle is assembled from a manufactured kit, which consists of a prefabricated body (often fiberglass) that is mounted by the owner to a chassis and drive train, usually a standard VW chassis/engine or a standard Ford or GM chassis with a V-6/V-8 engine. A kit can be a replica (commonly known as a replicar) of a vehicle originally made by another manufacturer or it could also be an original kit of a vehicle never before manufactured. A kit vehicle is hand made, not mass produced.
2. Dune Buggies
A Dune Buggy is a small light vehicle generally made from a small rear engine chassis (VW is commonly used) and a specially constructed or prefabricated, often fiberglass, body.
3. Sand Rail
A Sand Rail is a small lightweight vehicle generally constructed from a tubular frame, engine, transmission and other custom parts. The frame can be purchased from a manufacturer or custom made by an individual. VW engines and transmissions are commonly used.
4. Homemade And Kit Trailers
A trailer is a vehicle with or without motive power designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle. A homemade trailer is constructed from various materials. It is not shop made or mass produced by a manufacturer, but made by an individual. A kit trailer is a small trailer sold as an unassembled kit to be constructed by the purchaser and classified as specially constructed. Many homemade trailers are constructed from parts of vehicles commonly known as pick-up trucks.
5. Specially Constructed Motorcycles
A specially constructed motorcycle is a vehicle that is constructed from custom after-market frames, engines, transmissions, and other custom parts. Generally, a manufacturer produces the after-market frames, although some frames are custom made by the individual. After-market companies generally manufacture the engines, transmissions and other parts, although some parts may be custom made.
6. Glider Kits
Glider Kits are vehicles with a new body built by a recognized manufacturer of truck tractors and a powertrain from a used vehicle.
a. The kit usually consists of a new cab, radiator, front frame rails and the front axle of a truck tractor
b. Kits are fully assembled on the same production line and by the same manufacturer as a new truck and come with all the parts of a new truck or truck tractor of the same make and year
c. The Glider Kit is installed over a used drivetrain (engine, transmission, rear axle and suspension)
d. Some parts of the drivetrain may be new
e. The kit is used to rebuild a damaged truck or update an older truck
III. PROCEDURE
When a person constructs a vehicle which was not originally constructed under a distinctive name, make, model, or type by a recognized manufacturer of vehicles, an inspection is required to determine the vehicle type and identity and to determine if the owner must have the vehicle titled as a specially constructed vehicle.
A. Requirements and Guidelines for Inspecting Specially Constructed Vehicles
1. Completion Of MVD Level I, Level II or Level III Inspection Form
In accordance with ARS 28-2052, MVD Enforcement Officers shall conduct a Level I, Level II or Level III inspection of the vehicle that is the subject of the application to determine its proper identity pursuant to section 28-2011.
a. A Level I Inspection consists of matching the public vehicle identification number and a secondary vehicle identification number to the vehicle ownership documents to determine the identity of the vehicle, (form 48-4503).
b. A Level II inspection consists of matching the public vehicle identification number, a secondary vehicle identification number and the confidential vehicle identification number to the vehicle ownership documents to determine the identity of the vehicle, (form 96-0100).
c. A Level III inspection consists of a Level II inspection plus verification of vehicle identification numbers on, at the discretion of the inspector, some or all component parts to determine the identity of the vehicle and that the vehicle is properly equipped for highway use, (form 96-0100).
2. National Insurance Crime Bureau Inquiries
When applicable, an Officer may complete NICB vehicle identification number history inquiries on all VINs located during the inspection process. This information shall be documented on the inspection form.
3. Arizona Criminal Information Center / National Criminal Information Center
When applicable, an Officer shall complete ACIC/NCIC vehicle identification inquiries on all VINs located during the inspection process. This information shall be documented on the inspection form.
4. Required Documents
a. A valid drivers license
b. When applicable, certificate of title
c. When applicable, Manufacturers Statement of Origin (MSO)
d. Receipts, bills of sale, or invoices for component parts used in the construction process.
5. Application for Arizona Special Serial Number
a. When applicable, an Arizona special serial number will be assigned and affixed to the vehicle pursuant to ARS 28-2165.
b. Arizona Assigned Special Serial Number or Identification Number, hereafter referred to as an AZ Number, refers to a pre-numbered, 8 character, self-adhesive, serial/identification number decal consisting of 2 alpha characters “AZ” followed by 6 numerals.
c. In accordance with Title and Registration Policy TR 1000.15, the Division requires that a verification of a vehicle be completed before an AZ Number is issued and permanently affixed to a vehicle. When a vehicle requires both a bonded title and an AZ Number, the AZ Number will be assigned and affixed at the time the verification of a vehicle is completed.
d. When an AZ Number is assigned and affixed to a vehicle, the officer shall complete the “Application For Arizona Special Serial Number”, (form 48-5108).
6. Multipurpose Receipt Form (MPR)
a. When applicable, a Multipurpose Receipt (MPR) shall be completed to reflect receipt of payment for AZ Number when otherwise not recorded on the Level II/Level III, (form 96-0100).
7. Fees Requirements
a. AZ Number $ 5.00
b. Level II Inspection $20.00
c. Level III upgraded from Level II $30.00
d. Level III Inspection $50.00
B. General Requirements and Guidelines for Inspecting Specific Vehicle Types
The following information is provided as a guideline to assist Officers when completing inspections on each type of specially constructed vehicle.
1. Kit Vehicles
In general, there are two types of kit vehicles:
a. A kit can be a replica (commonly known as a replicar) of a vehicle originally made by another manufacturer. Inspection form should be completed as follows:
MAKE What the vehicle represents (Ford, Chevrolet, etc.)
BODY STYLE Actual body style
SERIAL AZ serial number
YEAR Year the vehicle represents
MODEL SPCON
b. A kit can also be an original of a vehicle never before manufactured. Inspection form should be completed as follows:
MAKE Manufacturer name of kit
BODY STYLE Actual body style (roadster, coupe)
SERIAL AZ serial number
YEAR The year on the MSO - if none, the current year
MODEL SPCON
The vehicle verification form must contain the following information in the remarks section:
1) The kit name
2) The kit serial number
3) Any other numbers found
4) All parts that were used in the construction process
5) All ownership documents submitted and/or examined
6) Approximate value (when bonded title required)
7) Results of NICB, ACIC, NCIC checks
A vehicle with a foreign state title that already shows the vehicle as a kit must be assigned an AZ number if the out-of-state title shows the original manufacturers vehicle identification number. A vehicle with a foreign state assigned serial number is acceptable, provided the assigned serial number is on the vehicle. The make and body style of kit vehicles from out-of-state must conform to Arizona requirements.
2. Dune Buggies and Sand Rails
Dune Buggies and Sand Rails are defined as two separate types of specially constructed vehicles, but the inspection requirements and guidelines are generally the same. The inspection form shall be completed as follows:
MAKE SPCON
BODY STYLE Dune Buggy or Sand Rail
SERIAL AZ serial number
YEAR Current year
MODEL SPCON
The vehicle verification form must contain the following in the remarks section:
a. All the essential parts that were used in the construction process
b. Documents examined or reviewed
c. All the serial numbers found
d. Approximate value
e. Results of NICB, ACIC, NCIC checks
A vehicle with a foreign state title that already shows the vehicle as specially constructed must be assigned an AZ number if the out-of-state title shows the original manufacturer’s VIN. A vehicle with a foreign state assigned serial number is acceptable, provided the assigned serial number is on the vehicle.
3. Homemade and Kit Trailers
Homemade trailers and kit trailers are defined as two separate types of specially constructed vehicles. A homemade trailer is constructed from various materials. It is not shop made or mass produced by a manufacturer, but built by an individual.
A kit trailer is a small trailer sold as an unassembled kit to be constructed by the purchaser and classified as specially constructed. Many homemade trailers are constructed from parts of vehicles commonly known as pickup trucks.
When inspecting homemade trailers the vehicle verification form shall be completed as follows:
MAKE Homemade
BODY STYLE Actual body style trailer
SERIAL AZ assigned VIN
YEAR Current year
MODEL SPCON
The vehicle verification form must contain the following in the remarks section:
a. All serial numbers found
b. The type of frame used in the construction process, i.e. welded pipe, steel, or frame originated from a dismantled vehicle
c. All ownership documents submitted and / or reviewed
d. Approximate value
e. Results of NICB, ACIC, NCIC checks
When a homemade trailer is constructed from the bed and frame of a pickup truck, a dismantle permit is required. If the manufacturer’s serial number is located on the frame, a Level II Inspection is required. If no VINs are located, then only a Level I Inspection is required. When applicable, the manufacturer’s serial number shall be recorded on the inspection form. All homemade trailers constructed from pickup trucks shall have an AZ VIN assigned and affixed. A bonded title may be required.
When inspecting kit trailers, the vehicle verification form shall be completed as follows:
MAKE Name of manufacturer per MSO or invoice
BODY STYLE Actual body style trailer
SERIALUse VIN assigned by manufacturer (VIN must be on trailer) - if no manufacturer’s VIN, an AZ number shall be assigned and affixed (bond title may be required)
YEARAs indicated by MSO or invoice - use current year if not specified
MODEL SPCON
When completing the vehicle verification form, the following should be included in the remarks section:
a. All serial numbers found
b. All ownership documents submitted and/or reviewed
c. Approximate value, when bonded title required
d. Results of NICB, ACIC, NCIC checks
4. Specially Constructed Motorcycles
A specially constructed motorcycle is a vehicle that is constructed from custom after market frames, engines, transmissions and other custom parts. Generally, the after market frames are produced by a manufacturer or custom made by the individual. The engines, transmissions and other parts are generally manufactured by after market companies, although some parts may be custom made.
When inspecting specially constructed motorcycles, the vehicle verification form shall be completed as follows:
MAKE Specially Constructed (SPCON)
BODY STYLE Motorcycle
SERIAL AZ assigned VIN
YEAR Current year
MODEL SPCON
When completing the vehicle verification form, the following should be included in the remarks section:
a. All serial numbers found (engine, transmission and frame)
b. All ownership documents submitted and/or reviewed
c. Approximate value, when bonded title required
d. Results of NICB, ACIC, NCIC checks
A vehicle with a foreign state title which already shows the vehicle as specially constructed must be assigned an AZ number if the out-of-state title shows the after market frame vin or engine vin. A vehicle with a foreign state assigned serial number is acceptable provided the assigned serial number is on the vehicle.
5. Specially Constructed Street Rods
A specially constructed street rod is a vehicle that is constructed from custom after market frames, bodies and other custom parts. In accordance with ARS 28-2411, a street rod vehicle is a vehicle with a body design which retains at least the basically original style as manufactured in 1948 or earlier and which has been modified for safe road use. This modification may include:
a. Modification of the drive train and suspension and brake systems
b. Modifications to the body through the use of materials such as steel or fiberglass
c. Any other safety or comfort features
In general, specially constructed street rods are constructed form custom frames, bodies and parts to resemble a specific year vehicle 1948 or earlier.
When inspecting specially constructed street rods the vehicle verification form shall be completed as follows:
MAKE What the vehicle represents (Ford, Chevrolet, etc.)
BODY STYLE Actual body style (roadster, coupe, etc.)
SERIAL AZ serial number
YEAR Year the vehicle represents
MODEL SPCON
When completing the vehicle verification form, the following should be included in the remarks section:
a. All serial numbers found
b. All ownership documents submitted and/or reviewed
c. Approximate value, when bonded title required
d. Results of NICB, ACIC, NCIC checks
A vehicle with a foreign state title which already shows the vehicle as specially constructed must be assigned an AZ number if the out-of-state title shows the after market frame VIN or engine VIN. A vehicle with a foreign state assigned serial number is acceptable provided the assigned serial number is on the vehicle.
Specially constructed vehicles, reconstructed vehicles and homemade trailers built using manufactured vehicle parts (i.e. frames, bodies or truck beds) will be required to undergo a Level II vehicle inspection. Homebuilt trailers built by private individuals and not using manufactured vehicle parts may only require a Level I inspection.
When a Level II or III inspection reveals that the Public and/or confidential VINs have been removed, altered, obliterated, defaced or displays a number different than the true VIN, all VIN plates and decals that do not match the true VIN must be removed from the vehicle or major component part. The removed VIN plates and/or decals are to be attached to the Level II/III inspection form and retained in file.When the built-up VIN has been attached to the vehicle, the Officer shall access the vehicle record on the Title & Registration database and place a status code 50 (VIN plate reassignment – built-up replacement VIN) on the record. If no record is located, a pseudo record is to be created and a status code 50 is to be placed on the record.
 

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Sorry its so long, I compressed it as much as possible. I had to look it up for myself, so I figured I would relay the info.
 

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Hey Jeremy, this is Dillon, Andy Days friend. Have you gone through this process before, I need to do it for my sandrail, how strict are they with the inspection?
 

Josh moulder

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Hey Jeremy, this is Dillon, Andy Days friend. Have you gone through this process before, I need to do it for my sandrail, how strict are they with the inspection?
Did you ever get the info for abtaining how to get a special construction title made
 
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