4501:1-7-04 Registration and titling of all-purpose vehicles and off-highway motorcycles.

(A) Effective July 1, 2010, no person shall register an all-purpose vehicle or off-highway motorcycle without first obtaining a certificate of title .

(B) Before issuance of a certificate of title for an all-purpose vehicle or off-highway motorcycle proof of ownership shall be established by evidence satisfactory to the clerk of the court of common pleas consisting of one or more of the following: a manufacturer's or importer's certificate; a bill of sale that has been notarized or is otherwise trustworthy; a current or prior registration in this or another state; a declarations page from a policy of liability insurance or such policy issued to the applicant in this or another state and describing the vehicle by make, year, series or model, if any, and vehicle identification number; a warranty statement describing the vehicle by make, year, series or model, if any, and vehicle identification number; a security agreement listing the vehicle, owner, and secured party; evidence prescribed by rules issued by the registrar of motor vehicles to the clerks of court of common pleas; evidence approved by the registrar on a case-by-case basis; or a certificate of title, bill of sale, or other evidence of ownership required by law of another state from which the vehicle was brought into this state.

(C) If proof of ownership cannot be established under paragraph (B) of this rule it shall be established by evidence satisfactory to the clerk consisting of two or more of the following: a sworn statement of ownership; an affidavit of another person establishing ownership; receipts from purchase of parts or components; or photographs and tracings of the vehicle identification number.

Effective: 04/09/2012
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. 4519.55
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4519.55
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/99