DMV/VERIFI Tip of the Week, #102
Proof of Insurance Required
VERIFI will not allow a dealer to submit an eMV-50 involving a plate transfer, issuance of new plates, issuance of an In-Transit Permit and print a TCR, unless the dealer has entered proof of insurance from the registrant. Please note, the date on the insurance card and MV-82 must correspond to the original date of the TCR from the original eMV-50. DMV issuing offices will reject paperwork submitted with mismatched dates. VERIFI requires dealers to enter the insurance company code, policy number and effective dates of insurance prior to submitting an eMV-50 where a TCR is to be issued. The required information is printed on the insurance card provided by the registrant and/or the registrant’s insurance agent.
Per existing practice, the insurance card must have the name of the registrant exactly as it appears on the registration; the VIN number of the vehicle being purchased; the policy number; the insurance effective dates; and, other information clearly printed upon it. A copy of the insurance card must accompany the paperwork submitted to the DMV and a copy should go with the registered vehicle.
Under no circumstances should a dealer issue a TCR and deliver a vehicle without first obtaining acceptable proof of insurance.