4501:1-7-06 Registration of rental vehicles owned by motor vehicle renting dealers.

(A) All rental vehicles owned by motor vehicle renting dealers shall be registered in accordance with this rule.

(B) Rental vehicles owned by motor vehicle renting dealers shall be assigned to primary registration months in accordance with rule 4501:1-7-03 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Any motor vehicle renting dealer who owns two or more rental motor vehicles may request the registrar to permit the owner to separate the owner's fleet or fleets into up to four divisions in accordance with this rule and the assigned primary, secondary and multiple registration periods. The registrar may disapprove any selected date whenever the registrar has reason to believe that an uneven distribution of registrations throughout the calendar year is likely to develop.

(D) If the motor vehicle renting dealer chooses not to separate the fleets into separate divisions, all vehicles owned by that renting dealer shall be registered to the primary month assigned in accordance with rule 4501:1-7-03 of the Administrative Code. If the motor vehicle renting dealer chooses to separate the fleets into two separate divisions, the renting dealer shall designate which vehicles shall be assigned to the primary month and which vehicles shall be assigned to the secondary month assigned in accordance with this rule. If the motor vehicle renting dealer chooses to separate the fleets into three or four separate divisions, the renting dealer shall designate which vehicles shall be assigned to the primary month, which vehicles shall be assigned to the secondary month, and which vehicles shall be assigned to either or both of the multiple registration months assigned in accordance with this rule. Once a vehicle is assigned to any month under this rule, that vehicle shall be registered for that same month so long as that motor vehicle renting dealer owns or leases that vehicle.

(E) All vehicles registered under this rule shall be assigned to primary registration periods, secondary registration periods, and multiple registration periods, if applicable, in accordance with the following:

(1) If the vehicles' primary registration month is January, the secondary registration month is July, and the additional multiple registration months are April and October;

(2) If the vehicles' primary registration month is February, the secondary registration month is August, and the additional multiple registration months are May and November;

(3) If the vehicles' primary registration month is March, the secondary registration month is September, and the additional multiple registration months are June and December;

(4) If the vehicles' primary registration month is April, the secondary registration month is October, and the additional multiple registration months are July and January;

(5) If the vehicles' primary registration month is May, the secondary registration month is November, and the additional multiple registration months are August and February;

(6) If the vehicles' primary registration month is June, the secondary registration month is December, and the additional multiple registration months are September and March;

(7) If the vehicles' primary registration month is July, the secondary registration month is January, and the additional multiple registration months are October and April;

(8) If the vehicles' primary registration month is August, the secondary registration month is February, and the additional multiple registration months are November and May;

(9) If the vehicles' primary registration month is September, the secondary registration month is March, and the additional multiple registration months are December and June;

(10) If the vehicles' primary registration month is October, the secondary registration month is April, and the additional multiple registration months are January and July;

(11) If the vehicles' primary registration month is November, the secondary registration month is May, and the additional multiple registration months are February and August;

(12) If the vehicles' primary registration month is December, the secondary registration month is June, and the additional multiple registration months are March and September.

(F) To effect the reassignment of rental vehicles from the current registration period to the new registration periods set forth in this rule, the registrar may require the motor vehicle to be registered for a specific period of not less than six months and not more than seventeen months at the time the motor vehicle's current registration is subject to renewal. If any such period is thirteen months or more, the registrar may permit the applicant to choose to register for the entire period or to split the registrations into two periods. It the applicant chooses to split the registration period, the first period shall be six months and the second period shall be for the remainder of the original period of thirteen or more months. In all instances, the registration taxes to be charged shall be determined by the registrar on the basis of the annual taxes otherwise due on the motor vehicle, prorated in accordance with the number of months for which the motor vehicle is registered, rounded upward to the next highest dollar.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2011 and 12/29/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4503.101 , R.C. 4501.02
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4503.101
Prior Effective Dates: 1/17/04