4501:1-7-02 Conditions for issuance of license plates, removable windshield placards and temporary removable windshield placards for persons with disabilities.

(A) As used in this rule: "removable windshield placard" or "placard" means a placard issued to a person with a disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk or to an organization under section 4503.44 of the Revised Code.

(B) Special license plates, removable windshield placards, and temporary removable windshield placards shall be issued upon payment of the deputy registrar fee, as required, and application on a form and in a manner as prescribed by the registrar of motor vehicles. When a motor vehicle has been altered for the purpose of providing it with special equipment for a person with a disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk, the owner or lessee of the vehicle (other than the person with the disability) may qualify for a special license plate by submitting an affidavit of the vehicle's alteration on a form prescribed by the registrar.

(C) The documentary evidence required by the registrar is the evidence required by section 4503.44 of the Revised Code presented on a form and in a manner as prescribed by the registrar stating that it has been medically determined that the person meets the requirements of section 4503.44 of the Revised Code.

(D) Upon satisfactory proof to the bureau of motor vehicles from a placardholder's personal physician or chiropractor that the person is no longer eligible under section 4503.44 of the Revised Code and after notice from the bureau, the person shall forward the removable windshield placard or the temporary removable windshield placard to the bureau of motor vehicles for cancellation.

(E) When a court reports to the registrar that a person who has been issued a removable windshield placard or a temporary removable windshield placard or parking card or special license plates has have been convicted of a violation of section 4503.44 of the Revised Code, the registrar shall revoke the privilege of using the placard or parking card and send notice in writing to the owner of the placard or parking card at his or her last known address as shown in the records of the bureau to return the placard or parking card to the registrar within ten days following the mailing of the notice, if the card was not previously surrendered to the court.

(F) The removable windshield placard or temporary removable windshield placard shall be surrendered to the registrar when there is a change in the person's place of residence to another state.

(G) If an applicant for a removable windshield placard is a veteran of the armed forces of the United States who is eligible under section 4503.44 of the Revised Code, and whose disability is service-connected, the registrar shall, upon presentation of an application, the requisite documentation from the physician or chiropractor, and a letter from the department of veterans' affairs stating the veteran's disability is service-connected, issue the placard.

(H) The removable windshield placard and temporary removable windshield placard shall be displayed in such a manner that it may be viewed from the front and rear of the vehicle by hanging it from the front windshield rearview mirror. When there is no rearview mirror, the placard shall be displayed on the dashboard. The placard shall be displayed in a prominent location on motorcycles or other nonenclosed vehicles. The placard shall not be considered valid unless its expiration is properly indicated.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2011 and 12/29/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4501.02 , R.C. 4503.44
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4503.44
Prior Effective Dates: 5/27/83, 2/27/84, 1/1/95, 4/20/96, 10/14/99, 11/3/03, 4/29/07