(A) Beginning with the 2004 registration year, any person who owns a motor vehicle, other than a motor vehicle excluded under paragraph (B) of this rule, may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles or a deputy registrar for registration of that vehicle for the next two succeeding registration years.
(B) Vehicles requiring an apportioned license plate under the international registration plan, commercial cars used in intrastate commerce, vehicles registered under Chapter 4519. of the Revised Code, vehicles which would require an inspection in the next succeeding registration year, and any vehicles specifically excluded by the registrar are not eligible for biennial registration under this rule.
(C) An owner may apply for biennial registration under this rule to the registrar or a deputy registrar in person or to the registrar by electronic means. The registrar may, but is not required to, offer biennial registration through the centralized mail registration system.
(D) The registrar shall calculate and collect the registration taxes and fees for each of the two registration years based upon the annual taxes and fees then in effect together with any increases or decreases in the taxes and fees of which the registrar has notice at the time of the application for biennial registration. The registrar or a deputy registrar may deny any application for biennial registration if it appears that accepting the application would avoid the collection of registration taxes and fees which would otherwise be due in either or both of the registration years.
(E) The taxes and fees collected at the time of the application are final. The applicant shall not be charged any tax or fee increases, and the applicant is not entitled to any refund for any tax or fee decreases, which come to the registrar's attention after the transaction has been completed.