What is a commercial vehicle?
A vehicle is designated “commercial” when it is titled
or registered to a company. This is a broad definition, as commercial
vehicles may be fleet vehicles, company cars, or other vehicles
used for business.
The Department of Motor Vehicles codes the titles and registrations
at the time of issue. Under normal circumstances, a commercial registration
is issued for the following reasons:
- the title was placed in the name of a company or corporation
- the vehicle is a leased vehicle and in the name of the financial
institution that owns it
- the vehicle exceeds a certain weight or class and therefore is
"classified" as commercial even though it may not be commercially
used or commercially owned
If you see a "commercial lease" registration, this is
not uncommon based on the fact that the financial institution (bank
or leasing company) actually owns the car and lists their company's
name as the registered owners of the vehicle. Most states will automatically
assume that the vehicle is commercial due to the fact that the registered
owner is a company, not a private individual. In this case, the
"commercial" code has nothing to do with the vehicle's
usage, but everything to do with the fact that the registered owner
was a company name, not an individual.
You may want to follow up with the state department of motor vehicles
to see if they can offer you additional information.
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