Curbstoning – The act of selling at the curb without benefit of a license.
Who is a curbstoner? He/She is an individual;
That buys vehicles ( may be only one) with the intent to sell them for a profit
Who is not a licensed motor vehicle dealer
Does not have a local business license
Does not pay state taxes
Does not pay federal taxes
Does not have any overhead
Uses property belonging to others for display of vehicles
(Property owners can be held liable for allowing the display)
In many cases “jumps title”, thereby obscuring the identity of the true seller and evading payment of tax and title fees
Jumping titles is a criminal offense and can be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor, pay a fine not to exceed $2,500, and be sentenced to not more than 12 months in jail
Under recent legislation the law may now be enforced by local police and zoning departments.
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