Chapter 9, Section B:
Gliders (or) Glider Kits

Revised September 8, 2008

The terms "glider" and "glider kit" relate to the process of constructing or reconstructing a large truck or tractor starting with a frame, cab complete with wiring, instruments, fenders and hood, and front axles and wheels, and adding an engine, transmission and rear axles.

Glider Kits come with a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO). The MCO will specifically state that the vehicle is a "glider kit" or a "kit vehicle."


  1. Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin
    With assignment completed to the applicant.
  2. Manufacturer or Dealer Invoice
    Must be an original or certified copy and contain complete description of the glider, including the VIN, and indicate the sales price.
  3. Affidavit of Constructed or Reconstructed Vehicle
    The "Affirmation for Specially Constructed or Reconstructed Vehicle" form (MVD-10015), must be completed and signed by the applicant attesting to the fact that the vehicle has been constructed or reconstructed from a factory or homemade/“shop built” chassis. The affirmation also indicates whether the vehicle was previously titled or registered in another state.
  4. Vehicle Equipment Affirmation
    The "Vehicle Equipment Affirmation" form (MVD-10053), must be completed and signed by the applicant. Review the document to be sure that the applicant has checked off all equipment required for the type of vehicle being registered. Assembled vehicles must comply with federal standards for highway use (this is the owner's responsibility). If the applicant tells you that some of the equipment is still missing or not working, DO NOT process the transaction.
  5. Weight Certificate
    Must be provided to accurately assess registration fees. Fees – Normal fees apply. Excise tax is based on the sale price indicated on the invoice for the “Glider” (from a dealer or a manufacturer), receipts for parts, and labor cost to rebuild the vehicle.
  6. NCIC check
    If there are different VINs on the factory chassis, cab and/or engine, an NCIC check is required on each VIN.