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      RS 32:727     


§727.  Rules and regulations; forms; cancellation of certificates; copies of and reports as to records

A.  The commissioner may adopt such reasonable rules and regulations as he may deem necessary to insure uniform and orderly operation of this Chapter.

B.  The commissioner shall provide and furnish the forms required by this Chapter.  The commissioner shall keep on hand a sufficient supply of blank forms, which, except certificate of title and memorandum certificate forms, shall be furnished and distributed without charge to all persons residing within the state.

C.  If it appears that a certificate of title has been improperly issued, the commissioner shall have the power, and it shall be his duty, to cancel same.  Upon cancellation of any certificate of title, the commissioner shall notify the person to whom such certificate of title was issued as well as any chattel mortgage holders appearing thereon of said cancellation and shall demand the surrender of such certificate of title, but said cancellation shall not affect the validity of any chattel mortgage noted thereon.  The holder of such certificate of title shall return same to the commissioner forthwith.

D.  The commissioner is authorized upon application of any person and payment of the proper fees, to search the records of the bureau and make reports thereof, and to make photographic copies of the bureau records and attestations thereof.

E.  The commissioner shall charge two dollars a page for photographic copies of records and attestations thereof, under the signature and seal of the commissioner.  Such copy or copies shall be taken as prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated, in any court of the state of Louisiana.  The commissioner shall furnish without charge to the Department of Public Safety, sheriffs, or chiefs of police, information on any title.

Acts 1950, No. 342, §30.  Amended by Acts 1977, No. 416, §1, eff. July 1, 1977.

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