TITLE 21

Motor Vehicles

Registration, Title and Licenses

CHAPTER 21. REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES

Subchapter V. Refusal or Cancellation of Registration; Appeals


The Department shall not grant an application for the registration of a motor vehicle when:

(1) The applicant is not entitled thereto under this title;

(2) The applicant has neglected or refused to furnish the Department with the information required in the appropriate official form or to give reasonable additional information required by the Department;

(3) Fees required therefor by law have not been paid;

(4) The vehicle is in an unsafe and unfit condition to be operated upon the highways of this State and when it is not equipped in the manner provided by law.

36 Del. Laws, c. 10, § 23; 38 Del. Laws, c. 29, § 1; Code 1935, § 5561; 43 Del. Laws, c. 244, § 12; 21 Del. C. 1953, § 2161.;

(a) The Department shall rescind, cancel or suspend the registration of a motor vehicle whenever the person to whom the registration card or registration or number plates therefor have been issued makes or permits to be made any unlawful use of the card or plates or permits the use thereof by a person not entitled thereto.

(b) The Department shall rescind, cancel or suspend the registration of any motor vehicle if it is determined by the Department that such motor vehicle should not have been registered in this State or that the person to whom the registration card or registration or number plates therefor have been issued is not the owner of the vehicle or that such person has made or permitted to be made illegal use of the motor vehicle.

(c) The Department shall rescind, cancel or suspend the registration of any motor vehicle and shall rescind, cancel, or suspend and shall take up the current registration plates of any motor vehicle which is determined by the Department at any time, upon inspection pursuant to this chapter, to be unsafe or unfit to be operated or to be not equipped as required by law.

(d) The Department shall rescind, cancel or suspend the registration of a commercial motor vehicle if the commercial motor carrier responsible for its safety has been prohibited from operating by a federal agency.

36 Del. Laws, c. 10, § 24; 38 Del. Laws, c. 29, § 2; Code 1935, § 5562; 43 Del. Laws, c. 244, § 13; 21 Del. C. 1953, § 2162; 76 Del. Laws, c. 116, § 1.;

An appeal to the Superior Court of the county wherein the registrant resides may be taken from any decision of the Department refusing, rescinding, cancelling or suspending the registration of any motor vehicle.

36 Del. Laws, c. 10, § 24; 38 Del. Laws, c. 29, § 2; Code 1935, § 5562; 43 Del. Laws, c. 244, § 13; 21 Del. C. 1953, § 2163.;

Any motor vehicle owned by a disabled veteran who shall ever have been eligible for certain benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 1901 et seq. or Public Law 538, 93rd Congress shall be registered, but shall be exempt from the payment of registration fees; provided that such exemption shall be limited to 1 automobile per eligible veteran at any 1 time. The Secretary shall furnish, without cost, number and registration plates for all such vehicles of such design as will distinguish them from other plates for which fees are paid. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as exempting such vehicles from the requirement of inspection.

21 Del. C. 1953, § 2164; 57 Del. Laws, c. 413; 60 Del. Laws, c. 557, § 1; 63 Del. Laws, c. 361, § 1.;