Maine Revised Statutes

§1752. Motor vehicles exempt from inspection

The following are exempt from inspection: [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]

1. Registered in another state.  A motor vehicle owned and registered in another state and displaying a valid certificate of inspection from another state or a federally approved commercial vehicle inspection program;
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Farm tractors.  A farm tractor;
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Antique autos.  An antique auto;
[ 2013, c. 381, Pt. A, §4 (AMD) .]
4. Farm truck.  A farm truck that:
A. Is operated within a 20-mile radius from the main entrance of the farm where the vehicle is customarily kept; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. Has a partial annual inspection of the running gear, steering mechanism, brakes, exhaust system and lights; safety glass under section 1915; and tires under section 1917; and [2005, c. 314, §7 (AMD).]
C. Bears the name of the municipality in which the excise tax is paid in 4-inch letters on the left door of the cab; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 2005, c. 314, §7 (AMD) .]
5. Island vehicles.  A motor vehicle that is:
A. Used for the conveyance of passengers; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. Registered for a fee of $2 under section 501, subsection 2-A; and [2001, c. 471, Pt. A, §30 (AMD).]
C. Operated exclusively on an island having no roads maintained or supported by the State; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 471, Pt. A, §30 (AMD) .]
6. Moped or motorized bicycle or tricycle.  A moped or a motorized bicycle or tricycle;
[ 2007, c. 348, §1 (AMD) .]
7. Fish truck.  A fish truck that:
A. Is operated within a 20-mile radius of the municipality where excise tax on the truck is paid; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. Has a partial annual inspection consisting of the running gear, steering mechanism, brakes, exhaust system and lights; safety glass under section 1915; and tires under section 1917, subsection 3; and [2005, c. 314, §8 (AMD).]
C. Bears the name of the municipality in which the excise tax is paid in 4-inch letters on the left door of the cab; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 2005, c. 314, §8 (AMD) .]
8. Woods tractor.  A converted motor vehicle used as a tractor solely for logging purposes that:
A. Is registered as a tractor pursuant to section 509 or exempt from registration pursuant to section 510; [1997, c. 437, §42 (RPR).]
B. Is operated only during daylight hours, only within a 10-mile radius of the premises where the tractor is customarily kept and only between those premises and:
(1) A woodlot used for logging purposes by the owner; and
(2) A filling station or garage for fuel or repairs; and [1997, c. 437, §42 (RPR).]
C. Has a partial annual inspection of running gear, steering mechanism, brakes and exhaust system and tires under section 1917, subsection 3; [2003, c. 125, §2 (AMD); 2003, c. 397, §5 (AMD).]
[ 2003, c. 125, §2 (AMD); 2003, c. 397, §5 (AMD) .]
9. Registered in this State.  A motor vehicle registered in this State displaying a valid certificate of inspection from another state or a federally approved commercial vehicle inspection program for one year after the date of inspection;
[ 2005, c. 314, §9 (AMD) .]
10. Experimental motor vehicle.  A vehicle registered as an experimental motor vehicle pursuant to section 470. An experimental motor vehicle must meet minimum equipment standards pursuant to section 470, subsection 2;
[ 2011, c. 8, §1 (AMD) .]
11. Low-speed vehicle.  A low-speed vehicle registered pursuant to section 501, subsection 11. A low-speed vehicle must be equipped in accordance with section 1925; and
[ 2011, c. 8, §2 (AMD) .]
12. Antique motorcycle.   An antique motorcycle registered under section 457.
[ 2011, c. 8, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1997, c. 437, §42 (AMD). 2001, c. 471, §A30 (AMD). 2003, c. 125, §§2-4 (AMD). 2003, c. 397, §§5-8 (AMD). 2003, c. 688, §A34 (AMD). 2005, c. 314, §§7-9 (AMD). 2007, c. 348, §1 (AMD). 2011, c. 8, §§1-3 (AMD). 2013, c. 381, Pt. A, §4 (AMD).

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