1501:47-1-07.1 Contingent registration.

(A) The chief shall prescribe a form for the application for a contingent registration which may be issued under the following circumstances:

(1) The owner of a vessel that requires a hull identification number under the provisions of section 1547.65 of the Revised Code may apply to the chief for a contingent registration in the event that a hull identification number cannot be issued at the time of application.

A contingent registration issued under this division shall be valid for a period not to exceed thirty days from the date of application. The owner or operator of the vessel must provide dated proof of application upon the request of a peace officer as defined in section 2935.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) The chief or a state watercraft officer as defined in section 1547.52 of the Revised Code acting under the authority of the chief, may issue a contingent registration for any vessel operating under the provisions of section 1548.03 of the Revised Code.

A contingent registration issued under this division shall be valid for a period not to exceed thirty days from the date of purchase or possession. The owner or operator of the vessel must provide a dealer's dated bill of sale or notarized bill of sale as proof of the term at the time the contingent registration is issued and upon the request of a peace officer as defined in section 2935.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) The chief or a state watercraft officer as defined in section 1547.52 of the Revised Code acting under the authority of the chief, may issue a contingent registration for any vessel operating under the provisions of division (A)(2) of section 1547.531 of the Revised Code.

A contingent registration issued under this division shall be valid for a period not to exceed forty-five days from the date of transfer. The owner or operator of the vessel must provide a dealer's dated bill of sale as proof of the term at the time the contingent registration is issued and upon the request of a peace officer as defined in section 2935.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Any vessel marker provided by the division of watercraft as proof of contingent registration shall be displayed in the following manner:

(1) The contingent registration marker shall be affixed to the port side of the bow in a location which does not obscure existing vessel numbers and is clearly visible under normal operating conditions, or;

(2) For a hand powered vessel eligible to be numbered under the provisions of division (H) of section 1547.53 of the Revised Code or a personal watercraft, the contingent registration marker shall be placed in a manner consistent with the requirements described in rule 1501:47-1-21 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The owner of a vessel displaying a contingent registration marker must immediately remove the marker when it is no longer valid or upon the issuance of a registration under the provisions of section 1547.531 of the Revised Code.

(D) No person shall knowingly alter or deface or otherwise falsely display a contingent registration marker. Violation of this division shall be equivalent to a violation of section 1547.54 of the Revised Code.

(E) No person shall operate or permit the operation of a vessel in violation of this rule.

Effective: 03/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 02/06/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1547.52
Rule Amplifies: 1547.531 , 1547.65 , 1548.03
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/08