§ 31-3.1-13. Transfer to or from dealer Records.
(a) If a dealer buys a vehicle and holds it for resale and procures the certificate of title from the owner or the lienholder within ten (10) days after delivery to him of the vehicle, the dealer need not send the certificate to the division of motor vehicles. However, upon transferring the vehicle to another person other than by the creation of a security interest, the dealer shall promptly execute the assignment and warranty of title by a dealer, showing the names and addresses of the transferee and of any lienholder holding a security interest created or reserved at the time of the resale and the date of the security agreement, in the spaces provided for it on the certificate or as the division of motor vehicles prescribes, and mail or deliver the certificate to the division of motor vehicles with the transferee's application for a new certificate.
(b) Every dealer shall maintain for five (5) years a record in the form the division of motor vehicles prescribes of every vehicle bought, sold, or exchanged by the dealer, or received by the dealer for sale or exchange, which shall be open to inspection by a representative of the division of motor vehicles or peace officer during reasonable business hours.
(P.L. 1971, ch. 100, § 1.)