Section 40-12-263Registration of certain commercial vehicles owned by nonresidents prohibited.
No truck, semitrailer truck, road tractor, or other like motor vehicle used for hire or for commercial purposes which is owned by a nonresident of this state shall be registered in this state except as may be otherwise provided in or authorized or required by Section 40-12-262. Every person, firm, or corporation who applies for the registration of a truck, semitrailer truck, road tractor, or other like motor vehicle used for hire or for commercial purposes shall be required by the judge of probate or commissioner of licenses to state in writing under oath his name and address and whether the vehicle is owned by a resident or by a nonresident of this state. Any person who knowingly makes a false statement in applying for the registration of a motor vehicle pursuant to this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as prescribed by law.
(Acts 1955, No. 361, p. 879.)