Maine Revised Statutes

§954. Special dealer licenses and plates

1. Equipment.  Equipment dealer plates and a license may be issued to a person engaged in the manufacturing or buying and selling of:
A. Farm tractors with engines in excess of 40 horsepower; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. Farm equipment; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. Construction vehicles or equipment; or [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
D. Industrial vehicles or equipment. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Motorcycle.  Motorcycle dealer plates and a license may be issued to a person engaged in the manufacturing or buying and selling of new or used motorcycles.
[ 2005, c. 577, §13 (AMD) .]
3. Light trailer.  Light trailer dealer plates and a license may be issued to a person engaged in the manufacturing or buying and selling of trailers or semitrailers with an unladen gross weight of 3,000 pounds or less.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
4. Trailer.  Heavy trailer dealer plates and a license may be issued to a person engaged in the manufacturing or buying and selling of mobile homes or of trailers or semitrailers with an unladen weight of more than 3,000 pounds. Mobile home dealers are exempt from the requirements of this section.
[ 1997, c. 776, §30 (AMD) .]
5. Transporter.  A garage owner, body shop, finance company, bank, motor vehicle auction business, motor vehicle rental company, recycler or repossession company licensed by the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection or any public or nonprofit organization as described in section 951, subsection 4 may be issued transporter plates and a license to transport a vehicle owned by or in the custody of that owner or business.
A. The holder may use this plate only if the vehicle is accompanied by the owner or the owner's employee. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. A transporter plate may not be:
(1) Used in lieu of registration plates;
(2) Loaned to another;
(3) Used for personal reasons; or
(4) Used on a towing vehicle, except for a drive-away saddlemount vehicle transporter combination. [2007, c. 306, §7 (AMD).]
[ 2011, c. 556, §8 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1995, c. 309, §26 (AMD). 1995, c. 309, §29 (AFF). 1995, c. 645, §B13 (AMD). 1997, c. 437, §25 (AMD). 1997, c. 776, §30 (AMD). 2001, c. 671, §19 (AMD). 2005, c. 577, §13 (AMD). 2007, c. 273, Pt. B, §7 (AFF). 2007, c. 273, Pt. B, §5 (REV). 2007, c. 306, §7 (AMD). 2007, c. 695, Pt. A, §47 (AFF). 2011, c. 556, §8 (AMD).