How to Register a Custom or Antique Vehicle in Utah
Like most other motor vehicles, custom-built and antique vehicles must be properly registered and titled in the state of Utah. However, the process of registering an antique or custom-built vehicle is different from registering a regular vehicle. If you have brought an antique or custom-built vehicle into Utah for a first time registration, or if you have custom-assembled a vehicle in the State, you will be referred to a DMV Office near you.
WHAT ARE ANTIQUE AND CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLES?
- In Utah, an antique vehicle is defined as any motor vehicle that was manufactured at least in 1973 or before.
- The State defines a custom-built vehicle as any motor vehicle that has been assembled or completely reconstructed using new or used parts or a manufacturer's kits. The finished vehicle in some cases does not resemble the original vehicles whose parts were used for the assembly nor does it resemble a known brand. Custom vehicles are registered with the make as "custom-built." The model year will be the year in which the vehicle was built. Custom-built vehicles are of three types: Specially Constructed Vehicles, Kit Vehicles and Glider Kits.
HOW TO REGISTER AN ANTIQUE OR CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLEYou will have to visit a DMV Office near you to register your antique or custom-built vehicle. When registering an antique or a custom-built vehicle, you will need to bring the following materials to the renewal office:
- A completed Ownership Statement, describing the origin of the parts, the construction of the vehicle and date of its completion.
- Bills of Sale for construction parts purchased. In the absence of these bills, the DMV might ask you to sign a bond to the effect.
- A completed Application for VIN.
- A completed Application for Title.
- The Certificate of Title or manufacturer's certificate of origin, for antique or custom vehicles that have already been titled.
- Visual proof of the vehicle in the form of pictures or the actual vehicle itself.
- Emissions testing reports if vehicle's engine was built after 1967.
- Safety inspection report from a police officer, DMV-CSR, or certified safety inspector certifying that the vehicle is safe to take on the road.