4501:1-7-09 Multi-year and permanent registration.

(A) 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 not more than five 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, and any vehicles specifically excluded by the registrar are not eligible for multi-year or permanent registration under this rule.

(C) In addition, any person who owns or leases a trailer or semitrailer that is subject to the tax rates prescribed in section 4503.042 of the Revised Code for such trailers or semitrailers, may apply for registration for any number of succeeding registration years, including a permanent registration. The period of registration for a trailer or semitrailer registered under this paragraph is exclusive to the trailer or semitrailer for which that certificate of registration is issued and is not transferable to any other trailer or semitrailer.

(D) An owner may apply for multi-year or permanent 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 multi-year or permanent registration through the centralized mail registration system.

(E) The registrar shall calculate and collect the registration taxes and fees for each of the multiple 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 multi-year or permanent registration. The registrar or a deputy registrar may deny any application for multi-year or permanent registration if it appears that accepting the application would avoid the collection of registration taxes and fees which would otherwise be due during the registration years.

(F) 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.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/30/2016 and 11/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4501.02, 4503.103
Rule Amplifies: 4503.101, 4503.103
Prior Effective Dates: 01/12/04, 11/13/14